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OVERVIEW

Paul B. Hunt
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7453

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Paul B. Hunt
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7453

F 317-231-7433

Paul Hunt advises business clients on complex intellectual property law matters. In his role as litigator and counselor, Paul seeks practical and efficient solutions when identifying and implementing winning strategies and advocating his clients’ rights.

OVERVIEW

Paul Hunt advises business clients on complex intellectual property law matters. In his role as litigator and counselor, Paul seeks practical and efficient solutions when identifying and implementing winning strategies and advocating his clients’ rights.

For nearly three decades, Paul has safeguarded intellectual property assets for small and large businesses alike. He has served as lead counsel for clients such as ABB, BISSELL, Corning Incorporated, Cummins Inc., Ingersoll Rand, Roche Diagnostics and Whirlpool Corporation in patent litigation matters. Paul has been lead trial counsel in cases in federal courts in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana. He has also argued four appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

A trusted IP counselor, Paul’s clients seek his advice on a variety of matters, such as IP licensing, due diligence in corporate transactions, and strategic planning. He also advises on dispute avoidance techniques, assisting his clients to understand competitive IP positions and designing strategies and best practices to mitigate potential disputes. In addition, Paul represents clients in disputed matters before the Patent Office, where he has acted as lead counsel in disputed matters, including inter partes reviews (IPR), reexaminations, and interference proceedings.

Paul has authored numerous papers that have been published in national and local publications on various IP matters, including formulating trade secret protection programs and the use of experts in litigation. He prepares a weekly review of IP decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Paul is also invited regularly to speak to business and legal groups, including national trade associations, as well as participates in international conferences concerning a wide scope of IP issues.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board member and former president, Techlaw Group, Inc.

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2020

Indiana Super Lawyers 2007-2009

Benchmark Litigation, Future Litigation Star, 2010-2011

EXPERIENCE

Kruse Technology Partnership v. Daimler Ag, et al. (USDC CD California). Lead counsel for Cummins in a patent infringement suit brought by Kruse in the Central District of California. Asserted patents concerning internal combustion engines having an isochoric phase and an isothermal phase. After taking over the lead counsel role from another prominent national law firm, quickly identified a favorable defense, and the case was quickly and favorably resolved.

Bissell Homecare, Inc. v. Dyson, Inc. (USDC WD Michigan). Led a team representing BISSELL in a patent infringement action against Dyson in federal court in the Western District of Michigan. In the lawsuit, BISSELL asserted that Dyson infringed three BISSELL patents. Argued and helped his client obtain a favorable Markman ruling, which enabled BISSELL to file a motion for summary judgment. Shortly before trial, the case was favorably settled.

Sipco, LLC v. ABB Inc., et al. (USDC ED Texas). Lead counsel for Ingersoll Rand in a lawsuit pending in the Eastern District of Texas. Sipco alleged that several Ingersoll Rand entities were infringing three patents related to wireless communication networks. Helped negotiate a unique settlement position.

Whirlpool Corporation v. Swift Green Filters, Ltd, et al. (USDC District of Minnesota). Led a trial team representing Whirlpool in a patent infringement action pending in the District Court of Minnesota. Identified strong defense positions and obtained a favorable resolution.

Resonant Biotechnologies, LLC v. Corning Incorporated, et al. (USDC District of Delaware). Lead counsel on behalf of Corning in a patent infringement action pending in the District Court of Delaware. The patented technology concerns optical sensors that monitor the interaction of molecular species with refractive index modulation. After taking key depositions of the inventors, secured a victory for Corning.

Troll Busters LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH, et al. (USDC SD California). Served as counsel for Roche Diagnostics in a patent false marking case brought against several defendants. Roche brought a motion to dismiss the complaint, which was joined by the other defendants. Lead arguing the motion to the court. The motion was granted, dismissing the lawsuit.

NFL Properties LLC v. Does 1 through 100 (Marion County Superior Court). Represented National Football League Properties, as well as the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, in trademark infringement and enforcement actions prior to and during Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis in 2012.

Allison Transmission, Inc. v. Defeo Manufacturing Inc. (USDC SD Indiana). Lead counsel for Allison Transmission in a lawsuit pending in the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Allison asserted claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition. Identified strong litigation positions and negotiate a victory for Allison.

EXPERIENCE
PRESENTATIONS
  • Effectively Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the Americas – Litigation vs. Arbitration vs. Mediation, Pittsburg, PA, November, 2011
  • Strategic Value of Patent Claim Construction, National Webinar, May, 2011
  • Litigating Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S., Dallas, TX, October, 2010
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