Paul M. Rivard

Paul M. Rivard


Washington, DC

Main: 202.824.3000 Fax: 202.824.3001


Paul brings a unique combination of experience as former in-house counsel to a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company and a former patent examiner, in addition to more than twenty years of experience in private practice. He concentrates on counseling in intellectual property matters including risk assessment, domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Over his career, Paul has worked with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, principally in the life sciences, chemical and consumer products industries.

  • Clarkson University
    1992, B.S., Chemical Engineering
  • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
    1998, J.D., Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • 1998, Virginia
  • 1999, District of Columbia
  • 2021, Florida

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • The Federalist Society
  • Tampa Bay Catholic Lawyers Guild

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