Paul Ragusa is a partner in the Intellectual Property section of the firm's New York office. His practice encompasses patent litigation, inter-partes reviews, IP transactions and licensing, including of standard-essential patents (SEPs).
His diverse technical experience spans audiovisual compression and transmission, semiconductor device fabrication, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, software applications, 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 Development Organizations (SDOs), related Open Source Software (“OSS”) consortia, and licensing of SEPs, including 3G/4G/5G, 802.11, ARIB, ATSC/ATSC3, AV1, AVC, Blu-ray, CRISPR, DASH, DisplayPort, IETF, HEVC, LTE, MVC, UHDTV, VVC and WiFi-6.
Mr. Ragusa was named a New York Metro Super Lawyer and listed in IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property for 2013-2023. He was recommended in The Legal 500 U.S. guide for 2011-2015 & 2017-2022 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 2013-2023 editions of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, most recently for each of patent litigation, prosecution and transactions, and in IAM’s Global Leaders 2024. 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 is the programs subcommittee Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Standards and Open Source Committee, Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners’ (IPO) Standards Setting Committee, and serves on the Advisory Board at IP Litigator, using those positions to address the practical implications of important changes to the law.