Paul J. Berman

Former Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Paul J. Berman

Paul J. Berman

Former Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Covington & Burling LLP
Paul J. Berman
Partner

Paul Berman leads Covington’s intellectual property practice. His experience encompasses patent and trade secret litigation, complex technology transfers and patent prosecution, and strategic intellectual property counseling. Mr. Berman currently focuses on information technologies for a wide range of enterprises including financial institutions, and Hatch-Waxman matters for life sciences enterprises. He serves on the Committee for Intellectual Property of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Representative Matters

Represented JPMorgan Chase in patent litigations involving computerized marketing systems and electronic check processing.
Represented Merck-Medco in patent litigation concerning pharmaceutical benefits processing systems.
Represented OPNET Technologies in patent and trade secret litigation concerning graphical user interfaces for network analysis software.
Represented Schering-Plough in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation concerning potassium chloride supplements.
Represented Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation concerning testosterone gel products.
Provided strategic guidance on patent and trade secret issues in litigations involving technologies such as pharmaceuticals, digital image processing, electrodeless lighting, mail processing systems, and digital subscriber line telecommunications.

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Honors and Rankings

Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property - Patent Prosecution (2012)
PLC Cross Border IP in Business Transactions Handbook (2008-2009)
Recognized in PLC - Life Sciences, Which Lawyer? for Intellectual Property (2005-2010) and Patent Litigation (2011-2012)

Pro Bono

Represented Mother Assisted Nutritive Aid and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation on issues pertaining to patents held by Nutriset directed to ready-to-use-food products used to treat malnutrition in children.

Publications and Speeches

Patent Resources Group, Advanced Patent Prosecution, Lecturer (September 2006)
Biotechnology Mergers and Acquisitions, Saw Seminars International, Lecturer (September 2006)
Marcus Evans Advanced Software Law & Practice Conference, Sponsor and Seminar Leader (2005)
Client Presentations, Business Method Patents (2004-2005)
Client Presentations, Orange Book Best Practices (2003-2006)
American Conference Institute, Pharmaceutical Patent Life Cycles (2004-2005)


Publications

"Supreme Court Delivers Important Decision on Patent Eligibility," Covington E-Alert (3/23/2012), Co-Author
"SanDisk Corporation v. STMicroElectronics, Inc.: The Federal Circuit Expands the Availability of Declaratory Judgment Actions in the Patent Licensing Context," Covington E-Alert (4/9/2007), Co-Author
"Toward An Effective Europe-Wide Patent System," Current Drug Discovery (May 2003), Co-Author
"EC Software Patent Proposal's Impact," 2 Patent Strategy & Management No. 12 (April 2002), Co-Author
"American Inventors Protection Act," Covington Report (5/23/2001), Co-Author

Presentations and Speeches

"Hatch-Waxman Provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003," Covington Report (12/8/2003)

Practices

Corporate

Food & Drug

Public Policy & Government Affairs

Government Contracts

Intellectual Property

Government Contracts


Internet Monitoring, Enforcement & Litigation


IP Audit & Asset Management


IP Due Diligence


Patent Advisory


Patent Litigation


Standards Setting


Technology Transactions


Trade Secret Litigation


Trade Secrets


Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation

Industries

Life Sciences

Litigation


Energy & Natural Resources
Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1975
cum laude
Harvard University, A.B., 1972
magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Overview
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1404

Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

2

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Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Co-Chairman of the Food & Drug Practice Group at Covington & Burling LLP

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Associate at Covington & Burling LLP

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Associate at Covington & Burling LLP

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Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Attorney at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Associate at Covington & Burling LLP

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Paul J. Berman
Former Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1975

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1972

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Career History
Partner
Prior

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$68
2020

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$100
2020

EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

$50
2020

EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

Transactions
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Senseonics Holdings, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Meda AB purchases Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc /Women's Health Business from Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Other Affiliations

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