Paul Townsend’s practice encompasses patent litigation, prosecution, and client counseling in the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy technologies. In particular, Paul has assisted clients in the polyethylene manufacturing, catalyst, coating technology, and various other pharmaceutical product industries.
Paul is involved in all phases of district court litigation. His experience includes developing claim construction, working with expert witnesses, motion practice, and handling day-to-day litigation activities. He also has experience in inter partes reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and Section 337 litigation at the International Trade Commission (ITC).
In addition to his litigation practice, Paul drafts and prosecutes patents, coordinates foreign prosecution, and assists in both licensing and pre-litigation related due-diligence analyses. He has experience preparing validity opinions in various technology areas, including chemistry and polymer chemistry.
Prior to law school, Paul interned with various oil and gas companies in both upstream and downstream operations, as well as with a nuclear power company. While at Queen’s University completing his chemical engineering degree, Paul was involved in multiple projects relating to renewable and alternative energy sources, such as bio-fuel and solar technologies.
During his time at Queen’s, Paul also helped organize the Queen’s Oil and Gas Speaker Series, an event that he returned to in 2018 as a speaker.
Paul has represented, on a pro bono basis, disabled military veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims in appeals related to denial of benefits, and tenants in landlord-tenant disputes for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. He was named to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Role.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School J.D., 2017
- Queen’s University B. Eng., Chemical Engineering, 2014
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Limited Recognition Status
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