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Paul F. Daebeler

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Paul F. Daebeler


Paul F. Daebeler is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP and adjunct intellectual property law professor at Handong International Law School of Handong Global University. For over 20 years, he has procured patents worldwide, conducted due diligence investigations for product clearance, prepared legal opinions, negotiated technology agreements, and developed and implemented intellectual property strategies for multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses. Mr. Daebeler offers a valuable combination of corporate and private practice experience, which enables him to conduct comprehensive intellectual property audits for formulation of intellectual property strategies to capture, manage, and enforce the intellectual property assets of various startup and institutional clients. In addition, Mr. Daebeler has integrally participated in the enforcement of intellectual property rights before the International Trade Commission and Federal District Courts. For example, Mr. Daebeler represented a major wireless communications equipment provider and intervenor in an infringement action concerning wireless local area network technology. In re Certain Wireless Local Area Network Cards, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-455

Mr. Daebeler was a corporate patent attorney for Xerox Corporation. While at Xerox, he had primary responsibility for the intellectual property counseling of the Xerox sales force and the business division responsible for delivering global document solutions to customers. These duties included formulating, communicating, and implementing Xerox's intellectual property strategy throughout these divisions.

Mr. Daebeler has provided comprehensive intellectual property counseling for entrepreneurial and established global clients conducting research or business in a wide array of technologies including: business methods, computer software, digital imaging, virtual machines, Internet networking, electrical circuits, optical electronics, electronic medical devices, microprocessor system design, numerical control devices, robotics, semiconductor manufacturing, very large scale integrated circuits, audio and video processing including MPEG technology, telecommunications, wireless technology (TDMA, CDMA, GSM, and IEEE 802.11), surgical devices, oil exploration, steel manufacturing, home appliances, and xerography.

Mr. Daebeler has organized and moderated continuing legal education seminars on intellectual property, including "Intellectual Property for the General Practitioner and Corporate Counsel." He has also presented intellectual property seminars to intellectual property departments for multinternational corporations in the United States and Asia and teaches intellectual property law to law students at Handong International Law School in Pohang, Korea. He has also presented seminars on "Managing Your Intellectual Property" to the business community.

Mr. Daebeler has an electrical engineering degree (B.S.) from Lehigh University and a law degree (J.D.) from Widener University School of Law. Mr. Daebeler is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Daebeler served on the Board of the Rochester Intellectual Property Association from 1999-2001 and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association.


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