Paul Pappalardo is a creative and experienced intellectual property attorney. He advises clients regarding patent drafting and prosecution, global IP portfolio strategy and management, patentability and noninfringement opinions, and regulatory issues.
Paul effectively interprets and applies intellectual property law to a wide range of chemistries in multiple industries. His knowledge extends from new chemical compounds to household and institutional cleaners and disinfectants, personal care products, pesticides, industrial chemical processes, natural products, paints and adhesives, polymer coatings, and mining. Paul’s academic studies in synthetic and structural organic chemistry fosters his deep understanding of small molecule chemistry, new and generic drugs, pharmaceutical formulations, medicinal chemistry, and consumer products.
A scientist at heart, Paul is an articulate attorney who uses his corporate experience and service-focused client approach to help businesses achieve their goals. Paul is a trusted advisor to his clients and is adept at helping clients understand the often complex nuances of a particular engagement.
Phoenix School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
Five time CALI Award for highest grades
Teaching Assistant, Civil Procedure (2007)
The University of California, Berkeley, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1983-1986)
Research Advisor: the late Prof. Henry Rapoport
Indiana University (Ph.D., Chemistry, 1983)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Philip D. Magnus
University of Michigan (B.Sc., Chemistry, 1978)
American Bar Association
The Ocean Conservancy, Guardian of the Seas
Henkel Corporation, Patent Attorney (2010-2012)
The Dial Corporation, Principal Scientist and Patent Agent (2001-2010)
The Clorox Company, Senior Scientist (1997-2001)
Diversey-Wyandotte and Diversey Corporation, Senior Scientist (1989-1997)
Oakland University, Rochester, MI, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (1986-1989)