The Columbus School of Law at Catholic University
(J.D.) – 2008
Michigan State University
(B.S. Electrical Engineering) – 2002
United States Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Paul Gurzo is a patent attorney with nearly 15 years of experience in client counseling and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He handles domestic and foreign patent applications at all stages of prosecution.
His practice focuses on electrical and electromechanical technologies, including telecommunications, computer hardware and software, computer networking, optical systems, Internet-related systems, and business methods. Paul has extensive experience preparing all types of opinions involving diverse technologies as well as performing portfolio analysis and counseling clients with respect to building their portfolios.
Paul started his patent career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he worked in an electrical practice group. Paul also worked as an associate at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, where he counseled clients, both domestic and foreign, and specialized in patent preparation and prosecution.
Paul frequently speaks on different areas of patent practice, with a focus on strategically preparing and prosecuting applications, and ways companies can maximize the value of their portfolios.
Coauthor. “Is It Really That Obvious? A Tale of Two Decisions,” IPWatchDog.com (Apr. 2017)
Coauthor. “Analysis of December 2016 USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Examples,” IPWatchDog.com (Mar. 2017)
Coauthor. “Analysis of 2013 Board Decisions Regarding ‘Configured to’ Language,” Patently-O.com (Feb. 2014)
Speaker. “Patent Portfolio Management: Is it Time to Upgrade Your Toolbox?” The Knowledge Group (November 2016)
Speaker. “Developing Cost Effective and Winning Patent Preparation & Prosecution Strategies,” The Knowledge Group (May 2016)