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Paul N. Dunlap

Intellectual property Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Trendak IP Law

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    50%
    Intellectual Property ("IP") includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Protection of these intangible assets includes official registrations, various kinds of contracts, and enforcement activities.

    17 years

  2. Patent application
    30%
    As a registered US patent attorney, I can help with all your patent needs, from evaluating the patentability of your invention, planning a global patent strategy, obtaining the patent, and enforcing patents.

    20 years

  3. Copyright application
    10%
    Authors and designers have a bundle of rights to their creative and expressive works, whether writings, drawings, music, sculpture, jewelry, photos, and more. I can help with protection strategies including registration and licensing.

    17 years

  4. Trademark application
    10%
    Trademarks identify your company and products to customers. I can help you develop your brand strategy and carry it out with trademark registrations and enforcement when necessary.

    17 years

PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, AND COPYRIGHTS... A FEDERAL IP PRACTICE SERVING CLIENTS FROM ALL STATES. APPLICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS AND OPINIONS... REGISTERED U.S. PATENT ATTORNEY - NATIONWIDE SERVICE LICENSED IN COLORADO AND THE USPTO.

After 15+ years of in-house IP Law experience, I ventured forth to set up a solo practice. I am accepting new clients needing patent drafting, prosecution, or opinion work. I also practice in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret protection. These areas are governed by federal law for the most part.  Therefore I can work with inventors and companies throughout the US and even with foreign clients.  The technical areas I am experienced in include: general engineering including mechanical devices and systems; chemistry and chemical engineering including materials, composites, formulations, and processes. Feel free to call for an initial introduction. You and your invention or other issue will get my full attention!

Awards

Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
2023

Location

Trendak IP Law LLC
9155 E Center Ave Apt 10A
Denver, CO, 80247

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Matt | November 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I couldn’t be happier!
Paul just finished a non-provisional patent application for me and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I only had a few week’s time in which I needed to file it, but Paul wasn’t intimidated by that in the least. He quickly scheduled me for a consultation and got right to work. He’s super nice and down to earth. He listened to my ideas and suggestions and then either agreed with them or patiently explained why another way would be better. I learned a lot from him and trust his knowledge and experience completely. And he was upfront and transparent about the fees before he started and gave me a quote I was very happy with. Patents are stressful enough on their own without also having to worry about getting blindsided by a huge bill once it’s done. I highly recommend giving Paul a call!
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Posted by Jan | February 27, 2024
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Thoughtfully Sharp
Living in rural Northern New York, I could find no lawyer for 400 miles to handle a sticky copyright case. Lawyer Match took me to Colorado and Paul Dunlap serendipitously. His half hour free consultation was witty, learned and sympathetic. I hired him sight unseen, or more accurately, I signed on as his assistant. He directed me to various web sites to sleuth out records to feed into his assessments, bringing the client into the heart of the matter, and controlling the hourly fees. I learned a lot about probate, copyright filings and law. Most significantly he became the silent third party overlooking correspondence between myself and a recalcitrant agent, coaching my questions and sifting responses, until a strategy for success became clear. It was an emotional conclusion, since many times during the process I despaired.. All the time in emails and on phone calls he was friendly, sympathetic, sharp eyed. He was the man in the client's corner over a thousand miles away. The intricacies of the law he's mastered remain baffling to me. How he got the rabbit out of the hat seems magic. You're not going to find a better lawyer no matter where you live.
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Posted by Zainub | October 6, 2023
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An amazing attorney who understands your situation.
I received a C&D letter from the plaintiff out of the blue. I was worried since I didn’t know much about the legal system. I did a Google search and found Paul Dunlap who has been an amazing attorney. He calmly listened to my situation without any judgment and crafted an amazing response to the C&D letter. The letter he wrote explained my situation very well to a point where the plaintiff did not respond. I am now free of worry and it is due to Paul's expertise that helped me out of this situation. Paul is a kind, caring, and empathetic person who truly cares about his clients and is willing to solve them no matter how tough the task is. He completed the counter letter over the weekend and was prompt to my emails and phone calls throughout that week. I had a short deadline to respond to the C&D letter but Paul managed to write the counter letter in a limited time frame and sent it on time. His fees are reasonable in comparison to the attorneys I was searching for in my area. If I were to encounter a similar situation again I would 100% hire Paul.
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Posted by James | May 26, 2023
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First time
Did not know him and had little knowledge about process, we met asked several questions and he formulated a plan. Mr. Dunlap within our time frame came up and had process completed. We finalized application in a McDonalds parking lot. He has great knowledge, honest and a hard worker for his client. I would hire him again. JM
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Posted by Peter | May 24, 2023
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patent
In my brief consultation with the law office of Paul Dunlap I was able to determine that my idea had low percentage of being protected, saving me a grate amount time effort and resources, I would highly recommend him to any one seeking a patent. Peter Undiks Arvada Colo.
Posted by Sabrina | March 14, 2023
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Very happy client
The hunt for a patent attorney is a very daunting task. Because there are so many to research, my experience in finding an attorney I felt comfortable with for my first patent application ended in filing myself, because not only were some a bit lofty and pushy where I felt like I was wasting their time, others made me feel like they weren’t very interested, and all of their fees were an impossibility for me to cover. My second application absolutely needed an attorney and so when Paul was referred to me, it was unlike any other consult I had previously. From our very first meeting to the completion to file, it was an amazing and comfortable experience. He’s not only genuine, kind and cares about your work, he also cares about you as a person, right down to what may feel like small talk to some, but is so important to us that he cares enough to ask about our family or how life in general is going. His fees are nothing like the fees I had researched in the past, and he’s an engaged thinker, very detail oriented to offer suggestions to assure you haven’t left any possibilities out for the scope of your project. We’re so grateful for his time and expertise, that not only will we hire Paul for our next project, we’re going to also hire him to work our son’s project.
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Posted by Alaa | March 5, 2023
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Exceptional Patent Lawyer: Expertise, Efficiency, and Results!
I recently had the pleasure of working with Paul Dunlap, and I can confidently say that he is an exceptional patent lawyer. From the very beginning, Paul impressed me with his in-depth knowledge of patent law and his ability to explain complex legal concepts in a clear and concise manner. Throughout the entire patent application process, Paul was kind, delightful to work with, dedicated, highly efficient, and responsive, always keeping me up-to-date on the status of my application and promptly answering any questions or concerns I had. He made the time to meet via video chat and was not just focused on completing the patent application but on ensuring that I understood every aspect of the process. I am incredibly grateful for their exceptional service , and completely satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend Paul to anyone needing a patent lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2023
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Client
Thanks to Paul, I was able to get my first patent. He guided me through every step of the process and if I ever have to file for one again there is no doubt I'll go back to him.
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2022
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Client
I needed a legal review of a very important copyright issue. A review that I could confidently stand behind if the copyright issue was ever challenged in a court of law. Paul Dunlap listened carefully as I explained my situation and needs. The legal work that Paul provided was exactly what I was hoping for!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-400 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Corporate Patent Counsel
  • Gates Corporation
  • 2006 - 2020
  • Patent Agent
  • Gates Corporation
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Gates Corporation
  • 1990 - 2003
  • Research Scientist
  • Corning Glass
  • 1986 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Colorado
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • California Institute of Technology
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Spotonsite
  • trademarks registered
  • POLYUREA - URETHANE CORD TREATMENT FOR POWER TRANSMISSION BELT AND BELT
  • Two granted patents
  • Electrically Conductive Power Transmission Belt
  • Two granted patents
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Associations

  • From Hand to Heart
  • Treasurer
  • 2020 - Present
  • Colorado District Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federal Circuit Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Patent Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Applied Optics, Vol 30, pp 1701-1710
  • Glass-Flake Reinforced Composites as Optical Materials
  • 1991
  • Polymer Composites, Vol 12, pp 39-47
  • Design of Particulate Composites for Optical Applications
  • 1991
  • J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., Vol 23, pp 5-48
  • Dilute Polystyrene Solutions in Extensional Flows: Birefringence and Flow Modification
  • 1987
  • J. Polymer Sci.: Polymer Physics, Vol 25, pp 2211-2238
  • An Experimental Study of Dilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions in Strong Flows
  • 1987
  • Rheologica Acta, Vol 23, pp 238-249
  • The Charged Dumbbell Model for Dilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions in Strong Flows
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property Training
  • Intellectual Property Training
  • 2016
  • Patent Opposition Proceeding in the EPO
  • Patent Opposition Proceeding in the EPO
  • 2014
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Law Training
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Law Training
  • 2012
  • Intro to Intellectual Property: IP Law for Engineers
  • Intro to Intellectual Property: IP Law for Engineers
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a fantastic lawyer and even better person."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is an experienced and very competent lawyer with impeccable integrity. As a fellow intellectual property law attorney, I would not hesitate to refer a potential client to Paul if I had a conflict of interest which would prevent me from serving the potential client. I know that they would be in good hands with Paul. I consider Paul a friend and one to whom I can turn to for advice and counsel."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an exceptional attorney with great people skills."
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