Practice Areas



  • Federal Circuit, 1992
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1988
  • State Bar of Texas, 1984


South Texas College of Law, Houston, J.D., 1983

University of Houston, MBA, 1978

Texas Tech University, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1972

Punjab University, India, B.S., Electronics Engineering, with honors, 1970

Teaching Positions

  • Guest Lecturer, University of Houston
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Paul S. Madan

404.607.9991, ext. 5102

Paul Madan has been practicing law for more than 25 years. His experience includes all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law, including extensive opinion work, patent prosecution, patent litigation, and litigation support. Paul works closely with clients in developing IP strategy and IP portfolio management. He was also in-house counsel for a large oil service company and has extensive experience in licensing, complex-technology related agreements, and mergers and acquisitions of which Paul has been involved in more than 20. He has extensive experience in the oil and gas, electronics, and software industries.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2010-present

Managing Partner, Madan & Sriram, P.C., 1996-2010

Senior IP Counsel for Western Geophysical, Western Atlas, 1990-1994

Associate, Arnold, White& Durkee, 1986-1990

Department Head, Engineering, Schlumberger, 1977-1986

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)