Paul B. Hunt

Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Paul B. Hunt

Paul B. Hunt

Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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Paul B. Hunt is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, resident in the Indianapolis office. For more than 20 years, his practice has been dedicated to assisting clients navigate complex intellectual property issues. In representing clients, Mr. Hunt seeks to efficiently identify and implement winning strategies. In his role as litigator and counselor, he looks to employ innovative, yet practical, solutions in advocating his client’s rights.

Mr. Hunt’s primary practice focus is in intellectual property litigation. In just the past few years, he has been lead counsel for clients such as BISSELL, Corning Incorporated, Cummins Inc., Ingersoll Rand, Roche Diagnostics and Whirlpool Corporation in patent litigation matters. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases pending in federal courts in California, Delaware, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana. Mr. Hunt has argued three appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Over the past few years, he has been lead attorney in several lawsuits, including:

Kruse Technology Partnership v. Daimler Ag, et al. (USDC CD California). Mr. Hunt was lead counsel for Cummins in a patent infringement suit brought by Kruse in the Central District of California. Kruse asserted patents concerning internal combustion engines having an isochoric phase and an isothermal phase. After taking over the lead counsel role from another prominent national law firm, Mr. Hunt quickly identified a favorable settlement posture, and the case was quickly and favorably resolved.

Bissell Homecare, Inc. v. Dyson, Inc. (USDC WD Michigan). Mr. Hunt led a team of Barnes & Thornburg attorneys representing BISSELL in a patent infringement action against Dyson in federal court in the Western District of Michigan. In the lawsuit, BISSELL asserted that Dyson infringed three BISSELL patents. Mr. Hunt argued and helped his client obtain a favorable Markman ruling, which enabled BISSELL to file a motion for summary judgment. Shortly before trial, the case was favorably settled.

Sipco, LLC v. ABB Inc., et al. (USDC ED Texas). Mr. Hunt is lead counsel for Ingersoll Rand in a lawsuit pending in the Eastern District of Texas. Sipco has alleged that several Ingersoll Rand entities are infringing three patents, related to wireless communication networks.

Whirlpool Corporation v. Swift Green Filters, Ltd, et al. (USDC District of Minnesota). Mr. Hunt leads a trial team representing Whirlpool in a patent infringement action pending in the District Court of Minnesota. The Whirlpool patents concern filtration systems.

Resonant Biotechnologies, LLC v. Corning Incorporated, et al. (USDC District of Delaware). Mr. Hunt is lead counsel on behalf of Corning in a patent infringement action pending in the District Court of Delaware. The patented technology concerns optical sensors that monitor the interaction of molecular species with refractive index modulation.

Troll Busters LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH, et al. (USDC SD California). Mr. Hunt was counsel for Roche Diagnostics in a patent false marking case brought against several defendants. Roche brought a motion to dismiss the complaint, which was joined by the other defendants. Mr. Hunt took the lead in arguing the motion to the court. The motion was granted, dismissing the lawsuit.

NFL Properties LLC v. Does 1 through 100 (Marion County Superior Court). Mr. Hunt represented National Football League Properties, as well as the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, in trademark infringement and enforcement actions prior to and during Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis in 2012.

Allison Transmission, Inc. v. Defeo Manufacturing Inc. (USDC SD Indiana). Mr. Hunt was lead counsel for Allison Transmission in a lawsuit pending in the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Allison asserted claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Mr. Hunt is also a trusted IP counselor. His clients regularly seek his advice on a variety of intellectual property matters, such as IP licensing, due diligence of IP matters in corporate transactions, and strategic IP planning. He also serves clients in a dispute avoidance role – he assists clients in understanding competitive IP positions and designs strategies to avoid future IP disputes.

Mr. Hunt is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and has represented clients in disputed matters before the Patent Office. In the past few years, he has been lead counsel in two interference proceedings at the Patent Office. In one, he was lead counsel for a multi-national pharmaceutical company, and a university, in asserting rights related to 4-1BB Polypeptides and DNA Encoding 4-1BB Polypeptides. In another, he represented a university in a dispute concerning tissue regenerative compositions. He has also advised clients on the preparation and filing of reexamination requests.

Mr. Hunt is a noted writer, and prepares a weekly review of IP decisions from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also authored numerous papers which have been published in national and local publications on various intellectual property matters, including formulating trade secret protection programs and the use of experts in litigation. Mr. Hunt has been invited to speak to many groups, including national trade associations. He has participated in international conferences concerning a wide scope of intellectual property issues.

Representative recent presentations include:

* Effectively Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the Americas – Litigation vs. Arbitration vs. Mediation, Pittsburg, PA, November, 2011
* Strategic Value of Patent Claim Construction, National Webinar, May, 2011
* Litigating Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S., Dallas, TX, October, 2010

Mr. Hunt is also a board member and Treasurer of Techlaw Group, Inc. Techlaw is an association of international law firms, representing more than 7,500 lawyers with offices in 28 countries. Techlaw firms are among the leading law firms having significant technology and intellectual property practices throughout the world. Barnes & Thornburg was a founding member of Techlaw.

Mr. Hunt has been recognized in several editions of the Indiana Super Lawyers publication. In 2010 and 2011, he was identified as a future litigation star by Benchmark Litigation. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation.

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Class of 1990

The University of Illinois College of Law provides a rigorous course of study, an engaging and exceptional faculty, and an active and diverse student body. The diversity of the student body is evident in nearly 40 student organizations, based on interests and backgrounds including scholarly, service, social, political, ethnic, religious, and societal issues. The University of Illinois and the larger Champaign-Urbana community offer exceptional arts, music, entertainment, Big Ten Conference athletics, a lively nightlife, and one of the nation's most ethnically and internationally diverse campuses.

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UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent.

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Established in 1935, the University of Illinois Foundation is an independent Illinois not-for-profit membership corporation registered with the state of Illinois. Its corporate mission is to advance the interests and welfare of the University. As stated in its Articles of Incorporation, the role of the University of Illinois Foundation is procuring private support on behalf of the University. The Foundation functions as the independent official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the University of Illinois. The Foundation works hand-in-hand with the President of the University of Illinois and the Chancellor for each campus to identify strategic private support priorities, create suitable fundraising strategies and tactics and then implement and evaluate appropriate development programs. The Foundation operates through a professional staff under the direction of the President who is appointed by the UIF Board of Directors. Together, the President and the UIF Board provide leadership and direction to guide the Foundation’s activities. Each campus also has its own development or advancement office, whose overall efforts are directed by a designated chief leadership officer. This individual acts as the principal fundraising officer for the specific campus represented; they have a dual reporting relationship, heading both the campus office of development or advancement and acting as a Vice President of the Foundation, so they act as a liaison between the Foundation and the specific campus that they serve. Development professionals throughout the University community represent donors during the giving process and serve as stewards of their generosity. In its role of developing private gifts, the Foundation leads the effort to plan and mount special fundraising initiatives, as well as annual giving programs and major capital campaigns, working in collaboration with a network of University development professionals. The Foundation provides wide-ranging leadership and assistance to each campus relative to fundraising responsibilities that require specialized subject matter expertise, including areas such as campaign planning and deployment, donor relations, annual giving, gift planning, trust services and events management. Foundation personnel also have extensive expertise in matters of taxation, investments, estate planning and financial management, especially as they relate to the benefits associated with charitable giving. Foundation professionals also assist donors and their advisers in structuring tax-sensitive gifts through the gift planning and trust services office, so that donors are in a better position to make informed decisions about their charitable giving. The emphasis is on accommodating a donor’s personal and family priorities while permitting them to provide support to the University of Illinois.

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Established in 1935, the University of Illinois Foundation is an independent Illinois not-for-profit membership corporation registered with the state of Illinois. Its corporate mission is to advance the interests and welfare of the University. As stated in its Articles of Incorporation, the role of the University of Illinois Foundation is procuring private support on behalf of the University. The Foundation functions as the independent official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the University of Illinois. The Foundation works hand-in-hand with the President of the University of Illinois and the Chancellor for each campus to identify strategic private support priorities, create suitable fundraising strategies and tactics and then implement and evaluate appropriate development programs. The Foundation operates through a professional staff under the direction of the President who is appointed by the UIF Board of Directors. Together, the President and the UIF Board provide leadership and direction to guide the Foundation’s activities. Each campus also has its own development or advancement office, whose overall efforts are directed by a designated chief leadership officer. This individual acts as the principal fundraising officer for the specific campus represented; they have a dual reporting relationship, heading both the campus office of development or advancement and acting as a Vice President of the Foundation, so they act as a liaison between the Foundation and the specific campus that they serve. Development professionals throughout the University community represent donors during the giving process and serve as stewards of their generosity. In its role of developing private gifts, the Foundation leads the effort to plan and mount special fundraising initiatives, as well as annual giving programs and major capital campaigns, working in collaboration with a network of University development professionals. The Foundation provides wide-ranging leadership and assistance to each campus relative to fundraising responsibilities that require specialized subject matter expertise, including areas such as campaign planning and deployment, donor relations, annual giving, gift planning, trust services and events management. Foundation personnel also have extensive expertise in matters of taxation, investments, estate planning and financial management, especially as they relate to the benefits associated with charitable giving. Foundation professionals also assist donors and their advisers in structuring tax-sensitive gifts through the gift planning and trust services office, so that donors are in a better position to make informed decisions about their charitable giving. The emphasis is on accommodating a donor’s personal and family priorities while permitting them to provide support to the University of Illinois.

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