Paul A. Fournier assists his clients in a wide range of patent-related matters. He has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications (including utility, design and reissue applications), drafting infringement, validity, patentability and right-to-use opinions. Paul provides counsel on licensing, negotiation and redesign issues, and he has experience in conducting patent due diligence studies in corporate mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing support in patent litigation matters.
Paul has worked in the patent field since 1992, starting as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While there, he examined U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications encompassing a variety of telephonic communications systems and technologies, including repeaters, supervisory and control line signaling, line equalization circuits, subscriber line interface circuitry and call signal generating.
Paul’s representative technologies on such matters cover a wide range of electrical and mechanical areas. These technologies include optical discs and associated hardware, semiconductors, computer hardware/software, data processing, networking, flat panel displays, navigation systems and various other types of consumer electronics. He was previously employed as an electrical engineer by National Semiconductor Corporation, where his representative technology included Bi-CMOS integrated circuitry.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1997
- University of Maine, B.S.E.E., 1991