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Paul J. Parins

direct-dial: 651-275-9831

Paul is a partner with the firm.  His practice focuses on serving the intellectual property needs for startup and established clients in the solar, ethanol and other biorefined products, food, agricultural, chemical synthesis and processing, semiconductor processing, materials and pharmaceutical industries.

Paul serves his clients in a variety of intellectual property areas including U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, opinions, counseling, and assisting litigation counsel. He provides counsel on matters such as patent and trade secret portfolio strategies, including delivering advice regarding freedom to practice issues and opinions regarding invalidity and noninfringement of patents.

In addition to his practice, Paul is involved in developing and maintaining client relationships.  This includes providing high quality legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Before joining Kagan Binder, Paul was a law clerk in the Office of Intellectual Property Counsel at 3M.  While at 3M Paul obtained extensive experience with respect to preparing patent applications in the abrasive products industry. Prior to working as a law clerk at 3M, Paul was a chemical engineer with 3M, Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division, a supplier of respirators and thermal/acoustical insulation to consumers and businesses. As an engineer, Paul managed the installation of manufacturing lines, which involved specifying, commissioning, and developing polymer fiber processing equipment and methods.

Practice Areas


U.S. & International Patent Preparation & Prosecution
IP Portfolio and Freedom To Operate Counseling



J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Professional and Trade Associations


American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

Admitted To Practice