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Paul I. Kravetz

T: 202-434-1500 | F: 202-434-1501

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Paul I. Kravetz


Mr. Kravetz has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in many areas of technology, including computer hardware related inventions, software-related inventions, artificial intelligence, Internet technologies, e-commerce, mobile devices, optical communication systems, wireless communication systems, and analog and digital circuitry.  Mr. Kravetz also has significant experience preparing patent opinions regarding infringement and validity matters.

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 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.

Webinars / Seminars Taught

  • “Artificial Intelligence in 2020: Practical Guide to Mitigate Risks and Avoid Pitfalls”, The Knowledge Group, July 10, 2020.Listen to a recording of the webinar here
  • “Artificial Intelligence and The Patent Law: Promises and Perils “, The Knowledge Group, March 20, 2018.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association Member


  • “Machine Learning”, an online non-credit course authorized by Stanford University and offered through Coursera, completed June 2020

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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