Paul’s practice focuses on Section 337 litigation before the International Trade Commission. A registered patent attorney, Paul combines technical knowledge with vast experience in Section 337 litigation to give clients the legal advice they need to achieve their goals.
Paul began his career at Fulbright & Jaworski, now Norton Rose Fulbright, where his practice focused on patent litigation in district courts. Paul then served as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he represented the Commission in multiple appeals of Commission cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and participated in Commission decision-making. After gaining that valuable experience, Paul re-entered private practice by joining the ITC boutique Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, where he focused his practice on patent litigation at the ITC and related matters. Paul founded Bartkowski PLLC in January 2021.
Over his approximately 15 years of experience in Section 337 litigation, Paul has been involved in many of the Commission’s high-profile cases. Paul also specializes in advising clients, both during and after cases, regarding the effect of ITC remedial orders, including exclusion orders and cease-and-desist orders. Paul has participated in multiple inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which are conducted to determine whether imported goods are subject to Commission exclusion orders. Paul has also participated in enforcement proceedings, advisory opinion requests, and modification proceedings at the Commission. Paul’s intimate understanding of the various proceedings available to both patentees and potential importers allows him to analyze clients’ options to determine the best legal path to achieve their goals.
Paul has been recognized in the field of Section 337 litigation by Chambers and The Legal 500 and has published many articles relating to Section 337 law.
When he is not doing legal work, Paul enjoys vegetable gardening and coaching his kids’ softball and baseball teams.
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College 1999
- J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2002
- Member, District of Columbia Bar
- Member, Maryland Bar (inactive)
- Member, Virginia Bar
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- District of Columbia District Court
- Court of International Trade
- Registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office