Paul Natof joined the firm in 2004 and served as an associate until 2011. As a counsel to the firm, he continues to work with his colleagues on a wide range of IP matters. Mr. Natof’s practice is focused primarily on patent prosecution including drafting patent applications, preparing responses to Office Actions, conducting due diligence investigations, validity studies, and freedom-to-operate searches. He has expertise in mechanical and electromechanical devices and he has procured IP protection for clients who have developed new products or are building portfolios in the biomedical sector.
Mr. Natof’s curiosity about mechanical designs led him to pursue a B.S. in mechanical engineering. His interests in the law, writing, and engineering led him to a career as a patent attorney. He joined the firm while earning his J.D. at Hofstra Law School where he excelled in IP classes.
- Hofstra Law School, J.D., 2004
- State University of New York at Binghamton, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2000
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- New York State
Mr. Natof is detail-oriented; his extensive experience drafting patent applications prepares him to present claims that proactively address issues that frequently arise in the application process. Over the years, his ability as an effective communicator, combined with his dedication to providing excellent personal service, has enabled him to establish good working relationships with our clients.