Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Paul Stellman

Paul Stellman


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of California - Berkeley School of Law
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Paul Stellman is a Partner in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on all aspects of IP strategy, patent prosecution and litigation. He works with clients in a variety of technologies, including integrated circuit packaging, MEMS, semiconductor processing, sensors, cardiac assist devices, dental systems and procedures, solar power systems, display devices, image processing, Internet applications, data storage, social networking, e-commerce, and mobile applications.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stellman worked as a research assistant and National Science Foundation Fellow in the 3D Optics Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focusing on the design of optical devices and nanomanufacturing methods. During law school, Mr. Stellman worked as a summer associate and law clerk at an intellectual property law firm in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Stellman worked as a summer associate with the firm in 2010 and joined the firm in 2011, and became a partner in 2018.


  • University of California - Berkeley School of Law (J.D. 2011)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering (M.S. 2006)
  • Texas A&M University - Mechanical Engineering (B.S. 2004)magna cum laude, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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