Paul D. Bianco, PhD
Paul D. Bianco, Ph.D. is a founding member of Fleit Intellectual Property Law, having joined the firm in 2001 when he moved to South Florida. His practice focuses on all aspects of patent and trademark law for clients including startups, the federal government, research universities, and large corporations. Although the firm does not litigate, Paul works closely with litigation counsel, consulting on patent and trademark matters. Paul also has extensive experience in patent appeals and post-grant proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and trademark appeals, oppositions, and cancellations before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Before joining our firm, Paul was an associate with Pennie and Edmonds in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Paul received a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and did post-doctoral research at the Food and Drug Administration.
Paul is an adjunct faculty member at two different universities and is a frequent lecturer to companies, universities, and organizations on intellectual property and related engineering issues.
– JD, Georgetown University Law Center, Cum Laude
– PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering
– MSE, University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering
– BS, University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering Major, Cum Laude
Focus of Practice
Patent Prosecution; Patentability, Non-Infringement/Clearance, Invalidity, and Landscape Opinions; Patent Post Grant Proceedings (IPRs and CBRs); Patent Litigation Support; Trademark Prosectuion; Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations; Trade Dress; IP Licensing and Harvesting; Due Diligence; Expert Witness Testimony.
Bar Memberships/Court Memberships
– United States Patent and Trademark Office
– Florida Bar (Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law)
– Virginia Bar
– Washington, DC Bar
– Court of Federal Claims
– American Intellectual Property Law Association
– International Trademark Association
– Florida Bar Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee
Seminars and Publications
– Lecture on Intellectual Property Law to Bioethics: Principles of Life Science Research class, Nova Southeastern University Doctorate in Pharmacy Program (October 2018).
– Bianco, P.D., and Mumtaz, Z. (2017) 7.43 Intellectual Property Aspects of Biomaterials. In: Ducheyne, P., Grainger, D.W., Healy, K.E., Hutmacher, D.W., and Kirkpatrick, C.J. (eds.), Comprehensive Biomaterials II, vol. 7, pp. 829–845. Oxford: Elsevier.
– Bonutti, P.M., Mont, M.A., and Bianco, P.D., “Legal Issues Pertinent To Orthopaedic Implants: Patents, Copyrights, and other Intellectual Property”, Book Chapter in Orthopaedic Implants, in press (Marcel Dekker, Inc., N.Y., N.Y.).
– Lecture, Understanding Patent Law, presented to undergraduate students in the biomedical engineering department, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, 2005.
– Lecture, An Overview of Intellectual Property Law, Miami Museum of Science, 2004.
– Note, Tax Refund Suits and Equitable Tolling of the Statute of Limitations: Webb v. United States, 49 Tax Law. 747 (1996).
– Bianco, P.D., Ducheyne, P. and Cuckler, J.M., “Titanium Serum and Urine Levels in Rabbits with a Titanium Implant in the Absence of Wear”, Biomaterials, 17:1937-1942 (1996).
Full List of Publications and Lectures Available upon Request
– Nova Southeastern University, Shephard Broad School of Law
– Florida International University, School of Engineering
– Board of Trustees, Shepherd Broad School of Law, Nova Southeastern University
– Industry Advisory Board, College of Engineering and Computing, Nova Southeastern University
– Board of Directors, Easter Seals of South Florida
– Board of Directors, North Miami Beach Little League
– Associate, Pennie & Edmonds, Washington, DC
– Legal Intern, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch
– Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
– Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania