Practice Areas



  • 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

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Paul A. Rodriguez


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.   

Experience Highlights

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



Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Multiracial Associations of Professionals

Community/Civic Involvement

Certificate of Completion for Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce “Facing Racism” Program