Paul A. Ragusa



New York

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Paul Ragusa is a partner in the Intellectual Property section of the firm's New York office. His practice encompasses high technology and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, patent portfolio management, counseling and licensing.

His diverse technical experience spans audiovisual compression and transmission, semiconductor device fabrication, nanotechnology, software, techniques for delivering pharmaceutical products and medical devices. He was part of the team that drafted the patent licensing agreements directed to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard, and continues to focus on Standard Setting Organization (SSOs) and licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs), including 802.11, ARIB, ATSC, AV1, AVC, Blu-ray, CRISPR, DASH, DisplayPort, IETF, HEVC, LTE, MVC and UHDTV.

Mr. Ragusa was named a New York Metro Super Lawyer and listed in IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property for 2013-19. He was recommended in The Legal 500 U.S. guide for 2011-15 & 2017-19, in the latest edition for both licensing and prosecution (including post-grant proceedings), which wrote that he is "easy to work with" and has “a no nonsense approach.” He was also recommended in the 2013-19 editions of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 most recently for each of patent litigation, prosecution and transactions. According to IAM, Paul is a "protean professional" and his "versatility manifests itself in his university work...acting for pharmaceutical companies and building on his expert knowledge of SEPs and antitrust law."

He serves on the Advisory Board at IP Litigator, is the Vice-Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Standards and Open Source Committee, and serves on the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution's (CPR) Intellectual Property Disputes Committee and on the Intellectual Property Owners' (IPO) Standards Setting Committee, using those positions to address the practical implications of important changes to the law.

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