Coleman & MacDonald Law Office

Experienced Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Attorney

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Firm Overview

Our firm was established in the year 2001 as the Law Office of Paul Coleman. I joined the firm in early 2010 and formed the law firm Coleman & MacDonald Law Office with Attorney Paul J. Coleman.

Coleman & MacDonald is a full service law firm providing professional legal services in the following areas: Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Criminal Law, U.S. Immigration Law, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Rights, Intellectual Property Law, Bankruptcy, Loan Modifications, and Civil Litigation.

My personal expertise is in the fields of Intellectual Property Law and U.S. Immigration Law.

Attorney Paul Coleman is very experienced in the fields of Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Loan Modifications, and Civil Litigation.

Example cases

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd v. Amphenol Corp. et al.
U.S. Dist. Court for the District of Connecticut
3:04-cv-01106- JCH

Successfully represented Plaintiff, Cliff Electronics in a patent infringement claim against Amphenol Corporation. Obtained preliminary injunction and favorable settlement for our client.

Sturgis Motorcycles, Inc. v. Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Trademark Opposition No. 91155334, Mark: BLACK HILLS

Successfully represented Sturgis Motorcycles et al. in separate trademark oppositions for marks STURGIS and BLACK HILLS for various goods/services related to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Favorable settlements were obtained in both cases.

Power Tool Specialists, Inc. v. Black & Decker, Inc. et al.
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Springfield)
3:05-cv-30287-MAP

Successfully represented Plaintiff, Power Tool Specialists in a patent infringement claim against Black & Decker, Inc. Obtained favorable settlement for our client.

Main Office

Main
325 Central Street
Saugus  MA  01906

Phone
  • (781) 922-8210
Fax
  • (781) 295-2152

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We provide a free one-hour consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Our firm offers fixed fees for many services. Please contact us for a free quote. We also provide a discount on our legal service fees for customers whom contact us through Nolo.

Hourly Rates

$200.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evening and weekends, by appointment.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Language translator available for: Spanish, French, Creole, and other languages.

Other Offices

  • West Hartford
    116 Dover Road
    West Hartford,  CT  06119

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My background in was in engineering, so when considering law school, I was very much interested in pursuing patent law to both utilize my engineering knowledge and skills and get involved in an interesting area of the law.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is great to have a client interested in the subject matter enough to take the time necessary to learn about the law relevant to their case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will review documents prepared by clients; however, often times with the drafting of patent applications, it is more efficient and cost-effective for the attorney to prepare the application as opposed to revising a client draft.

On the other hand, clients with some prior experience, or who take the time to study and understand the format and general principles for drafting a patent application, can and often do prepare applications which are sufficient to file without too much editing.

Typically, the drafting of patent claims is best done by an experienced patent practitioner.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to oversee the work of pro se clients.

Donald MacDonald

Senior Intellectual Property Attorney, 2/2008 - 1/2010
Carrier Corporation, Farmington, CT - A United Technologies Company
• Supervised outside counsel in patent and trademark prosecution - foreign and domestic
• Managed large international patent and trademark portfolios - product mapping, strategic reductions
• Provided product clearance analysis and advice
• Reviewed and evaluated invention disclosure submissions; developed patent protection strategies
• Prepared and reviewed IP related agreements, e.g., joint development agreements, technology transfer agreements, license agreements
• Performed technical and legal analysis for patent and trademark enforcement and defense strategies and litigation support
• Provided due diligence and IP support for mergers, acquisitions and divestures
• Conducted IP basic training for engineering, sales, marketing, and other teams
• Reviewed competitor patents and portfolios including patent landscapes

Intellectual Property Attorney, 4/2001 - 12/2007
McCormick, Paulding & Huber, LLP, Hartford, CT
• Performed extensive patent prosecution work involving computer, mechanical, and electrical systems and components
• Provided patent and trademark litigation services including pleadings, motion practice, discovery, depositions, document review, settlement negotiations, prior art searching, review and analysis
• Counseled corporate clients in patent, trademark and copyrights licensing and transactional work
• Provided patent interference and re-examination services
• Drafted legal opinions for patent validity and infringement
• Performed trademark work including prosecution, oppositions, cancellations, and litigation
• Corresponded extensively with clients and opposing counsel

Intellectual Property Attorney, 12/1999 - 3/2001
Lambert & Associates, PLLC, Boston, MA
• Performed extensive patent prosecution and litigation services
• Provided trademark prosecution and litigation services
• Counseled corporate and individual clients in intellectual property law matters

My education and work experience has allowed me to meet people from all over the world and work with them to resolve their matters related to intellectual property.

Since 1999, I have worked as an intellectual property attorney for both Intellectual Property boutique law firms as well as a large corporation. I have a wide range of experience in all facets of Intellectual Property Law. Our law firm is able to provide expert advice and representation to both individual and corporate clients in all facets of law related to U.S. patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Recently, I have studied U.S. Immigration law and have now begun to accept and provide legal advice to clients in immigration matters.

I work hard to keep current in the law related to my specialties so that I can provide quality legal services in an efficient manner. When working on legal matters for my clients, I make sure to take the time necessary to completely understand the subject matter, facts, and law related to the matter at hand, so that I can provide very high quality work product for my clients.

My outgoing personality, education, and upbringing allow me to interact closely with clients including: inventors, engineers, business men and women from all walks of life, a wide variety of industries, and to provide high quality professional and ethical legal representation to my clients.

Personal interests:

I have a wonderful family including a wife and two young daughters. I enjoy very much spending time with my family enjoying outdoor activities and travel, as well as other many other activities.

License
  • Bar Number: 644582
    Massachusetts , 1999
Education
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
    Juris Doctorate , 1999
    Andover, MA
    Focus: Intellectual Property Law.
  • Oakland University
    Bachelor of Science , 1986
    Rochester, MI
    Focus: Computer Engineering - Software.

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