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Paul A. Rodriguez


Paul has extensive experience in in all facets of intellectual property law.  Paul’s practice involves assisting individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in building and managing IP  portfolios.  He provides counseling with regard to invention development and harvesting, worldwide enforcement, patent and trademark procurement, intellectual property landscaping, clearance, and litigation matters, working to craft strategies that enable clients to work toward their unique goals. 

Paul also has experience in many mechanical and electrical technologies, including automotive at OEM and supplier level across various tiers, gas turbine engines, elevators, and heating and cooling systems, for example.

Education & Credentials


DePaul University College of Law

J.D., 2008

University of Michigan

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2004

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Prominent Assignments

  • Enlisted by a Tier 1 auto supplier to spearhead the development of a patent portfolio focusing on Automated Driving Assistance (ADAS) and Steer-by-Wire (SBW) technologies, as part of an ongoing, global initiative.
  • Advised a manufacturer of parts dominating up to 90% market share in specific suspension systems in North America, conducting assessments of patent infringement and invalidity pertaining to a competitor’s patent family.
  • Acting on behalf of a custom head restraints and armrests company, negotiated a license agreement for the client's patents with a licensee.

Professional Involvement

  • Intellectual Property Section of State of Michigan Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property law Association
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church - Birmingham

Court Admissions

  • E.D. Michigan, U.S. District Court
  • W.D. Michigan, U.S. District Court 
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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