A former summer associate with the firm, Paul Macri provides research and drafting support on a wide range of topics, including intellectual property litigation, Office Actions from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and responses, and Freedom to Operate research concerning pharmaceutical technology.
Prior to joining Rothwell Figg, Paul was a summer intern for Magistrate Judge Christopher Burke of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. This role gave him the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of the best, most renowned attorneys in the United States. Because of Delaware’s unique status as a corporate domicile for many American corporations, his internship provided him with an up-close, personal, and priceless education in excellence in the practice of law.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Drexel University, where he played on the school’s baseball team, and was a Maryanoff Research Fellow in Materials Chemistry and Semiconductors. He was also a Senior Research and Design Scientist, performing research on polymer formations, as well as a Research and Design scientist for iCeutica, a pharmaceutical reformulation company. This scientific background makes him a valuable resource for Rothwell Figg’s clients, particularly those in the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries, both areas where intellectual property law is strategically critical, and closely connected with cutting-edge science.
The combination of these two capabilities makes Paul ideally suited for his role at Rothwell Figg. Associates like Paul are, in many respects, the engine of the firm. They do the research and the drafting other attorneys rely on. This capability is particularly important in intellectual property law, as the subject matter is so closely connected with procedural steps, and ultimately, outcomes. He applies the same careful, thorough approach to his legal research, ensuring that he not only has all the facts, but has the legal knowledge needed to apply those facts on behalf of his clients.
Paul was awarded his J.D. from Drexel’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, ranking in the top 5% of his class, with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. He was the 2022 Northeast Regional Champion of the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition and he finished sixth in the country at the National Rounds. He was also active in Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court.
J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law (magna cum laude; Intellectual Property Law Concentration)
B.S., Chemistry, Drexel University
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