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.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Increasing Involvement In Patent Law, Corporate LiveWire, December 2014
The Preliminary Injunction Comes Back In Vogue, National Law Journal, November 1998
Fundamentals of U.S. Patent Prosecution (speech), Indian National Seminar on Patents, New Delhi, India, March 2000
Speeches & Seminars
Co-presenter, "Patent Law Update for Medical Device Companies 2018," MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit, San Francisco, CA (November 2018)
Co-presenter, "2014 Patent Update for Medical Device Companies - Recent Patent Cases from the Supreme Court," IN3 Medical Device Summit, San Francisco, CA (November 2014)
Co-presenter, "2013 Patent Update for Medical Device Companies", IN3 Medical Device Summit, San Francisco, CA (October 2013)
Co-presenter, "2012 Patent Update for Medical Device Companies", IN3 Medical Device Summit, San Francisco, CA (October 2012)