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Paul Zeineddin draws upon national and international experience to assist clients in complex patent disputes. His litigation strategy is infused by his extensive experience in licensing large IP portfolios as well as a keen understanding of coordinating cross-border disputes in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Paul’s Electrical Engineering background and work experience in telecommunications allows him to delve into every part of the case and seamlessly bridge the gap between the technical issues and the ultimate economic value.

Over the past two decades, Paul has virtually dealt with every aspect of standard-essential patents (SEPs) that are encumbered with promises to license on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms and conditions. Paul did so as an outside counsel working at and with large national law firms, and as the most senior IP counsel in-house at one of the world’s leading mobile wireless communications companies. Over the past fifteen years, Paul has managed large global SEP disputes spanning the U.S., Europe, and Asia, tried cases in district court and before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), and served as lead counsel and co-counsel in international arbitration proceedings dealing with FRAND issues. He has also advocated for his clients before competition authorities in the U.S. and Europe and in international standard bodies in the 3G, 4G, and 5G wireless-communications space. Paul has also served as lead counsel in negotiating bilateral global SEP portfolios between the world’s largest communications companies as well as the formation of leading patent pools.

Paul has litigated over 60 patent infringement actions in district courts and the ITC, 14 of which proceeded to trial and 8 others reached the dispositive motion stage.

Before embarking on his legal career, Paul was a Senior Engineer at the MITRE Corporation and British Telecom, where he designed over ten national and international data networks. His graduate research centered on quantum mechanics, optoelectronics, and computational electromagnetics, and was published in highly-acclaimed, international peer-reviewed journals.

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Representative Matters

Section 337 International Trade Commission Investigations

• InterDigital v. Samsung Electronics, Certain Wireless Devices with 3G and/or 4G Capabilities and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-868 (2013)
• Samsung Electronics v. Ericsson, Certain Wireless Telecommunications Equipment and Articles Therein, Inv. No. 337-TA-866 (2013)
• Ericsson v Samsung Electronics, Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-862 (2013)
• Murata v. Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Certain Ceramic Capacitors, Inv. No. 337-TA-692 (2009)
• Saxon Innovations v. Samsung Electronics, Certain Electronic Devices Including Handheld Wireless Communications Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-673 (2009)
• Samsung Electronics v. Kodak, Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, Inv. No. 337-TA-671 (2009)
• Kodak v. Samsung Electronics, Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, Inv. No. 337-TA-663 (2008)
• InterDigital v. Samsung Electronics, Certain 3G Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Handsets, Inv. No. 337-TA-601 (2007)
• Broadcom v. Qualcomm and Intervenor Samsung Electronics, Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (Radio) Chips, Power Control Chips, Including Cellular Telephone Handset, Inv. No. 337-TA-543 (2005)
• Ericsson v. Samsung Electronics, Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-583 (2006)
• Samsung Electronics v. Ericsson, Certain Wireless Communication Equipment, Inv. N. 337-TA-577 (2006)
• Corning v. Optical Fibre and Chromatic Technologies, Certain Coated Optical Waveguide Fibers, Inv. No. 337-TA-410X (1998)
• Raychem v. ECI Telecom, Certain Telephonic Digital Added Main Line Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-400 (1997)

Federal District Courts

• Huawei Technologies v Samsung Electronics, N.D. Ca. (2016)
• Koninklijke KPN N.V. C. Samsung Electronics, E.D. Tex. (2015)
• Evolved Wireless v. Samsung Electronics, D. Del. (2015)
• Cellular Communications Equipment v. Samsung Electronics, E.D. Tex. (2014)
• InterDigital v. Samsung Electronics, D. Del. (2013)
• Ericsson v Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electronics v. Ericsson, E.D. Tex. (2012)
• Negotiated Data Solutions v. Samsung Electronics, E.D. Tex. (2011)
• H-W Technology v. Samsung Electronics, N.D. Tex. (2011)
• Saxon Innovations v. Samsung Electronics, E.D. Tex. (2009)
• Ericsson v. Samsung Electronics, E.D. Tex. (2006)
• St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants v. Samsung Electronics, D. Del. (2005)
• ITT Manufacturing v. Samsung Electronics, D. Del. (2003)
• Northpoint Technology v. MDS America, S.D. Fla. (2001)
• Alcatel Internetworking v. Cisco Systems, C.D. Ca. (2000)
• Sightsound.com v. N2K and CDNow, W.D. Pa. (1998)
• Ronald A. Katz and MCI v. American Transtech, E.D. Pa. (1997)

Education

  • JD – The George Washington University Law School (1999)
  • MS, Electrical Engineering – Ohio University (1993)
  • BS, Electrical Engineering – Ohio University (1990)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • US District Court District of Columbia
  • US District Court Eastern District of Texas