Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Paul Conover
My experience in both obtaining and enforcing patents helps me to find effective ways to protect technology.

Paul Conover


At a Glance

  • J.D. Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Jr. Law School
  • B.S. Physics, Brigham Young University
  • B.A. History, Brigham Young University

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Paul N. Conover is a partner in our Orange County office. He leads teams of attorneys in strategically obtaining patents domestically and internationally, performing due diligence in transactions involving intellectual property, developing and implementing licensing strategies, performing market clearance and engineering design-around efforts, and enforcing patents and defending against patents in the pre-litigation stages. 

Mr. Conover holds degrees in physics, history, and law, and he works with clients in multiple areas of technology, including many types of medical devices, optics, and consumer products.  He has spoken at many events on intellectual property topics, including in Brazil, India, and the United States.  He has also published on many intellectual property topics, including regarding the recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court on patent law.

Mr. Conover joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2003.


  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Jr. Law School (J.D. 1997), cum laude
  • Brigham Young University (B.S. Physics 1997), magna cum laude
  • Brigham Young University (B.A. History 1993), with University Honors, Department Valedictorian
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