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Paul A. Pappalardo, Ph.D.

Paul A. Pappalardo, Ph.D.

Associate| Phoenix


Paul Pappalardo is a creative patent attorney known for successfully interpreting and applying intellectual property law to new chemical compounds and chemical compositions. His expertise includes global IP portfolio strategy and management, patent drafting and prosecution, trademark registrations, freedom-to-operate opinions, FDA/EPA regulatory affairs and transactional matters. Paul is an articulate and persuasive attorney who uses his corporate experience and extraordinary communication skills to help clients achieve their business goals. His technical knowledge is focused primarily in synthetic and structural organic chemistry as they relate to new chemical compounds, generic drugs, pharmaceutical formulations and consumer products.

  • Arizona Summit Law School (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
  • Maricopa County 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)
  • Arizona
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • All State and Federal Courts in Arizona