Paul McGowan has extensive experience in commercial litigation and corporate counseling, along with a multi-year federal clerkship in the Eastern District of Virginia and a significant technical background from NASA. His practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, including infringement and enforcement activities for global companies in high-stakes patent, trademark and copyright litigation in trial and appellate courts nationwide and across a range of industries.
Paul is a senior litigator with deep experience in litigation and arbitration/mediation of intellectual property and commercial disputes and in patent reexaminations and appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is well versed in the various patent examination proceedings available under the America Invents Act, having served as lead counsel in over 20 post-grant proceedings, including representation of petitioners and patent owners, and in related multi-district patent infringement litigation.
Paul’s representative patent litigation experience includes cases involving pharmaceuticals, smartphone mobile banking apps, cellular phone technologies, silicon microphones, video editing algorithms, medical and biomedical devices, consumer electronics, chemical extrusion, semiconductors, USB flash memory, manufacturing equipment, business methods, sporting goods and clothing apparel. A registered patent attorney, Paul has also prepared/prosecuted patents in the mechanical and electromechanical arts for Fortune 500 clients with foreign and domestic interests including semiconductor manufacturers, power companies and a major bowling products manufacturer.
Paul has over a dozen years of experience as a practicing engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center, in Hampton, Virginia, where he was an internationally recognized senior researcher and project leader with over 20 technical publications and presentations at national and international conferences. Most notably, Paul led an award-winning project team that successfully developed a landmark national test bed and ground test technologies for the International Space Station.