Paul combines broad technical vision with strategic intellectual property counsel to advise clients on patent and trademark issues.


An intellectual property lawyer with a background in metallurgical engineering, Paul focuses his practice on patent prosecution involving materials and chemical technologies and on trademark selection, protection and enforcement.

When it comes to patent prosecution, Paul handles inventions ranging from wear- and corrosion-resistant alloys, process metallurgy, and surface treatments; performance chemistry for semiconductors, microelectronics, and functional plating applications; to plastic films and ceramics used in medical applications. He counsels clients on trademark selection, infringement and enforcement issues, and secures rights in the U.S. and internationally.


Paul is attorney of record on more than 1,600 trademark applications and registrations in the U.S. Trademark Office.

In tribute to his scientific experience, the Missouri University of Science & Technology awarded Paul an honorary professional degree in metallurgical engineering in 2011.

Recognized as a leading patent and trademark attorney, Paul was selected Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America© Trademark Law-St. Louis, a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer®, a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting, 2014, a Top St. Louis Lawyer by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, 2014, and The Best Lawyers in America - Patent and Trademark Law. He is a frequent author and presenter on intellectual property and legal ethics topics.

Paul makes a difference in the lives of many through his support of Our Lady's Inn Maternity Home and Loyola Academy of St. Louis.

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Speaking Engagements

"Are You Taking Advantage of or Being Taken Advantage of by Trade Secret Law?" 2019 CCI Corporate Counsel Institute, May 2019

"Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law," Corporate Counsel Institute of the Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter, May 18, 2017



Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America©, Trademark Law-St. Louis

Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting, 2014

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer®

Honorary Professional Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2011

Top St. Louis Lawyer, St. Louis Small Business Monthly, 2014

The Best Lawyers in America - Patent and Trademark Law

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Loyola Academy Middle School "Believers" Program

Our Lady's Inn Maternity Home

Peter and Paul Community Services

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Missouri University of Science & Technology Order of the Golden Shillelagh


  • Missouri, 1990
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1991 


University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1990

  • Missouri Law Review

University of Missouri - Rolla, B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, 1985

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