Paul R. Morico

Sector Chair - Energy IP (Firmwide) Partner

Paul Morico


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Paul Morico chairs the firm's Energy IP Practice Group. Mr. Morico has broad experience in all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation. He is a first-chair trial attorney, who has tried major, complex cases before judges and juries in the most active U.S. patent venues, before the International Trade Commission, and in Texas State Courts. Also, he has been lead counsel in numerous TRO proceedings, temporary injunction proceedings and Markman hearings and in actions before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Morico represents clients in a wide range of industries and technologies including, oil & gas, home appliances and HVAC systems, automotive, computer software, semiconductors, nanotechnology DNA sequencing, gene therapy-based cancer treatments and plant genetics.

Mr. Morico has approximately 30 years' experience with energy and power-related technologies, including extensive experience with downhole drilling and seismic tools; fracturing equipment and techniques; subsea Christmas trees, wellheads, tubing hangers, connectors, risers and umbilicals; on and offshore platforms and pipelines; on and offshore LNG production facilities; heavy and light gas turbine engines; and alternative and renewable power sources. He has represented some of the largest companies in the industry, as well as private equity owned entities and early-stage startups. He serves as the General Counsel and as an advisor to Alchemy Sciences, Inc., an early-stage company focused on the development of specialized chemicals for enhancing the production of oil and gas in hard to extract subterranean formations.

Mr. Morico also has broad experience in patent portfolio development and management and in counseling clients in intellectual property-related transactions, including the acquisition and sale of IP-related assets, the licensing of those assets and the formation of joint ventures.

Mr. Morico has experience testifying on behalf of his clients in connection with his representation of them before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in the rendering of legal opinions.

He is also involved in shaping patent policy and legislation in his role as an officer of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association and has advised the Biden transition team on IP-related issues.