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Paul F. McQuade focuses his practice on intellectual property law and government contracts, counseling both commercial and federal sector clients on improving their competitive position through technology development, intellectual property licensing, and patent procurement. Paul conducts due diligence in acquisitions and prepares and negotiates licensing, research and development, joint development and collaborative agreements between private parties and with government agencies. He has litigated patent infringement and trade secret cases in a number of jurisdictions and has lectured and appeared in articles concerning intellectual property enforcement, data rights and software licensing.

Early in his career, Paul served as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which courts, respectively, have national jurisdiction over patent appeals and significant government contracts matters. He also served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (Commercial Litigation Branch, Claims Court/Federal Circuit Section).

On May 12, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order entitled Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO). The EO was released only days after the cyberattack impacting Colonial Pipeline, and several months following discovery of the penetration of various federal agencies as a result of the Solar Winds cyber breach by Russian hackers in 2019. The