Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Paul Hunt advises business clients on complex intellectual property law matters. In his role as litigator and counselor, Paul seeks practical and efficient solutions when identifying and implementing winning strategies and advocating his clients’ rights.
For nearly three decades, Paul has safeguarded intellectual property assets for small and large businesses alike. He has served as lead counsel for clients such as ABB, BISSELL, Corning Incorporated, Cummins Inc., Ingersoll Rand, Roche Diagnostics and Whirlpool Corporation in patent litigation matters. Paul has been lead trial counsel in cases in federal courts in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana. He has also argued four appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
A trusted IP counselor, Paul’s clients seek his advice on a variety of matters, such as IP licensing, due diligence in corporate transactions, and strategic planning. He also advises on dispute avoidance techniques, assisting his clients to understand competitive IP positions and designing strategies and best practices to mitigate potential disputes. In addition, Paul represents clients in disputed matters before the Patent Office, where he has acted as lead counsel in disputed matters, including inter partes reviews (IPR), reexaminations, and interference proceedings.
Paul has authored numerous papers that have been published in national and local publications on various IP matters, including formulating trade secret protection programs and the use of experts in litigation. He prepares a weekly review of IP decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Paul is also invited regularly to speak to business and legal groups, including national trade associations, as well as participates in international conferences concerning a wide scope of IP issues.