- Aerospace & Aeronautics
- Automotive Technology
- Electrical Engineering & Electronics
- Environmental Engineering
- Food Science
- Internet & E-Commerce
- Mechanical Engineering
- Patent Landscaping and Risk Analysis
- Post Grant Practice
- Strategic IP Portfolio Development and Management
- Certificate in Intellectual Property: Patents, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2008
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008
- State of Michigan, 2008
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2008
University of Michigan, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Paul Rodriguez is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s metro Detroit office. He assists individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in building and managing IP portfolios and crafts strategies that enable them to work toward their unique goals. Paul has extensive experience in many areas of IP law, with a focus on patent and trademark matters. He is highly experienced in all facets of domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution relating to a wide range of mechanical and electrical technology areas, with particular emphasis on industries involving automobiles, turbine engines, aircraft electrical and mechanical systems, oil and gas, commercial and transport refrigeration systems, elevator systems, home appliances, and office furniture. Additionally, he counsels clients by providing novelty, infringement, freedom-to-operate and invalidity opinions. Paul also has litigation experience involving both patent and trademark cases.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2017-present
Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2016
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2011-2015
Patent Attorney, Price Heneveld LLP, Grand Rapids, MI, 2008-2011
Test Engineer/Conductor, Moog Inc. Chatsworth Operations, 2005
- Legal 500 USA 2018June 4, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2018 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This is the ninth consecutive year that Cantor Colburn has been recognized for this highly selective honor.
- Law360April 28, 2017
- December 19, 2016
- January 21, 2016
Cantor Colburn Associate Paul Rodriguez was promoted to Counsel effective January 1st. Paul is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s Troy office. He assists individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in building IP portfolios and crafting strategies that enable them to work toward their unique goals.
- January 5, 2016
- July 20, 2017Mackinac Island, Michigan
Cantor Colburn is pleased to sponsor the ICLE's 43rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Summer Institute for the sixth consecutive year.
- July 13, 2017Detroit, Michigan
Cantor Colburn Detroit-based attorneys Paul Rodriguez, Justin Spurlock, Cathy Roumell and David Burns attended the USPTO’s Anniversary Party at the Detroit Yacht Club on July 13, 2017, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Patent Office.
- April 1, 2016New York, New York
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's 94th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on April 1, 2016. The firm is a longtime sponsor of the "Judges' Dinner" event.
- The 92nd Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal JudiciaryMarch 28, 2014New York, New York
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Multiracial Associations of Professionals
Certificate of Completion for Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce “Facing Racism” Program