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Paul I. Kravetz

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Paul I. Kravetz

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Paul I. Kravetz is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP

He has experience in searching, preparing, and prosecuting patent applications in many areas of electrical and computer engineering, including fiber optics, optical communication systems, wireless communication systems, computer hardware and computer software-related inventions (including e-commerce and business models), and analog and digital circuitry.  Mr. Kravetz also has significant experience preparing patent opinions regarding infringement and validity matters.   In addition, Mr. Kravetz has experience handling reissues and reexaminations in the USPTO.

Upon receiving his electrical engineering degree, Mr. Kravetz worked for a company that designed and manufactured computer systems.  He was responsible for negotiating complex purchase and service agreements for large-scale computer systems.  After graduation from law school, Mr. Kravetz worked as a patent attorney for the United States Department of the Navy, where he was primarily responsible for performing patent searches, preparing patent applications, and patent prosecution.

Mr. Kravetz is the author of "Copyright Protection of Screen Displays After Lotus Development Corporation v. Paperback Software International," 4 DePaul Business Law Journal 485, 1992, reprinted, 25 Intellectual Property Law Review 321, 1993; "'Idea/Expression Dichotomy' and 'Method of Operation': Determining Copyright Protection for Computer Programs," 8 DePaul Business Law Journal 75, 1995; "Copyright Protection of Computer Programs," 80 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (JPTOS) 41, 1998;  "The Examination of Computer-Related Inventions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office," International Legal Strategy (ILS), IX-6, June 2000; and “Efficiently Preparing U.S. Patent Applications,” Intellectual Property Today, May 2006.

Mr. Kravetz has an electrical engineering degree (B.S.) from the University of Iowa and a law degree (J.D.) from De Paul University in Chicago.  He is admitted to the Bar of Illinois, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Kravetz is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    Member

Published Works

  • "Copyright Protection of Screen Displays After Lotus Development Corporation v. Paperback Software International", Reprinted, 25 Intellectual Property Law Review 321, 1993
  • "'Idea/Expression Dichotomy' and 'Method of Operation': Determining Copyright Protection for Computer Programs", 8 DePaul Business Law Journal 75, 1995
  • "Copyright Protection of Computer Programs", 80 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (JPTOS) 41, 1998
  • "The Examination of Computer-Related Inventions by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office" (Co-Author), International Legal Strategy (ILS), IX-6, June, 2000
  • "Efficiently Preparing U.S. Patent Applications", Intellectual Property Today, May, 2006

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