Paul Western is a principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson P.C. He is an experienced intellectual property attorney who focuses on patent preparation, prosecution, and strategic IP portfolio management. His clients range from small and mid-size companies to larger, global corporations. Mr. Western counsels clients on best practices for developing strong patents and valuable IP assets domestically and internationally and also regularly conducts patentability, freedom-to-operate, product clearance, due diligence, infringement, and invalidity analyses on their behalf. The focus of his technical expertise is largely in medical devices, mechanical technologies, and software/smart wireless devices. He has substantial experience with medical devices in the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, minimally-invasive surgery, and extracorporeal blood processing space.
Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Western was a product manager and project engineer with 3M Co. and, later, a general manager of manufacturing with Terumo Cardiovascular. He also has extensive patent experience from his time with the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer.
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