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Paul Joseph Backofen

Paul Joseph Backofen

The Law Office of Paul Backofen
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
  • California
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Summary

I am an intellectual property specialist with 20 years in practice. My primary practice is IP prosecution and client counseling, specifically regarding patents. I have worked with clients to obtain patent protection on ideas ranging from high-technology military electronics, networks, internet business methods, digital and analog electronics, communication systems, IC manufacture and design, medical devices, microturbines, air bearings, animation techniques, and digital cinema to pre-fabricated wall sections for building construction, fishing lures and musical instruments. My broad technical experience coupled with my business experience provides clients a valuable perspective for identifying, capturing, protecting and exploiting their intellectual property. I also counsel industry leading organizations how to develop and run formal IP management programs. Some representative clients include Industrial Light and Magic, Lucas Digital, Skywalker Sound, THX, The Wattstopper Inc., Inc., Zoll Circulation, Inc., Fakespace Inc., I began my legal career at Brunell & Associates, and joined the Intellectual Property department of Irell & Manella LLP for 6 years. I moved to Crockett & Crockett PC to build a practice and bring my experience to smaller clients and startup companies. I began my technical career in high school earning an AS in Electronics while in high school and then with Hewlett Packard while attending college. After graduating college I worked as an electrical engineer for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory doing a range of work from designing hardware and communication systems to designing, testing and operating the Galileo spacecraft. I received a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California and I attended Southwestern University School of Law, where I received my J.D.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder
The Law Office of Paul Backofen
- Current
Of Counsel
Crockett & Crockett, PC
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I worked to broaden the firm’s patent practice, focusing on patent prosecution and licensing, client counseling to develop IP management strategies, and litigation support.
Of Counsel
The Chan Law Group
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I developed and managed the firm’s patent practice, focusing on patent and trademark prosecution and licensing, client counseling to develop IP management strategies, and litigation support.
Associate
Irell and Manella
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I focused on patent and trademark prosecution and licensing, client counseling to develop IP management strategies, and litigation support. For major clients such as Industrial Light & Magic / Lucas Digital, THX, Times Mirror, Capstone Turbine and the Walt Disney Company.
associate
Brunell and Associates
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This firm was merged into Irell and Manella
Education
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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California State University - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
B.S. (1980) | Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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Professional Associations
California State Bar # 185516
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Paul Backofen
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Paul Backofen
http://www.backofen-ip.com
info@backofen-ip.com
8780 19th Street
Suite 227
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701-4608
USA
Telephone: (909) 271-7639