Paul J. Sutton

Paul J. Sutton enjoys over four decades of law firm and corporate experience concentrated in intellectual property law. Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctor degree, while an engineer at Douglas Aircraft’s Missiles & Space Systems Division, Paul was a member of the team that designed the Apollo Saturn third stage booster rocket structure which carried the first U.S. Astronauts to the Moon.

Paul served the Greenberg Traurig and Thelen Reid & Priest law firms as Chair of their Intellectual Property & Technology Practices, and served Gulf + Western Corp. as its Patent Counsel. After decades of uninterrupted practice of law together, Paul and Barry G. Magidoff have joined to re-establish their Sutton Magidoff IP boutique, which was originally formed some thirty five years ago.

Paul has successfully counseled clients in developing global intellectual property business strategies for generating significant ongoing annual revenues. He is familiar with all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, trade dress, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, grey market, computers, the Internet, and anti-counterfeiting. Paul enjoys an unmatched track record in patent and trademark litigation, representing clients at the trial and appellate levels before federal and state courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, administrative tribunals, and in various Alternative Dispute Resolution forums.

Paul serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he teaches courses in Intellectual Property Strategies for Engineers & Scientists and Intersections of Law, Engineering & Business. He also serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Board of NYU:Poly.

Paul is a member of the Editorial Panel of World Intellectual Property Review, for whom he regularly authors publications. As a guest of the Peoples Republic of China, he lectured before the judiciary and legislators to harmonize Chinese and U.S. intellectual property laws.