Paul B. Henkelmann focuses his practice on patent post-issuance proceedings, U.S. and international patent procurement, and intellectual property litigation and counseling. He has represented clients as both lead and second chair counsel in well over 40 inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods proceedings, including developing expert declarations, taking and defending expert depositions and presenting oral argument. Paul has substantial experience in both asserting and defending against patent and trademark infringement claims in the federal courts, while remaining active in procuring and managing international IP portfolios. Paul also frequently assists clients with product clearance to mitigate risk and accurately assess their freedom to operate.
Paul has experience representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including the following:
Industrial tools and machinery
Automotive restraint systems
Automotive roof systems
Digital rights management
Clients benefit from Paul's broad technical background and experience. Prior to joining Fitch Even, he was a project engineer for an original equipment manufacturer in the printing industry. There he was responsible for designing, developing, and testing a diverse line of automated process control equipment.
As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, Paul's studies focused on mechanical and electrical engineering, controls, and programming. He was awarded a one-year grant to study mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany.
Paul is conversationally fluent in German.
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