Paul E. Rauch, Ph.D.

Paul E. Rauch, Ph.D.

Dr. Rauch advises clients on maximizing the value of all aspects of their intellectual property. His expertise includes developing prosecution strategies and patent portfolios, as well as preparing validity and other opinions directed to a variety of technology areas including: chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals (including compounds covered by FDA “Orange Book” patents), consumer products, materials, nanotechnology, and software.


Dr. Rauch has represented cases involving the diagnosis and treatment of various disease states, stem cells and related methods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and drug delivery systems. He has also developed international patent portfolios in several industries, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, device manufacturing, medical devices, and food processing. He has notable experience in the prosecution of patents which include reexamination and appeals to the Board of Appeals and Interferences, often personally presenting cases directly to patent examiners. In addition, Dr. Rauch counsels domestic and foreign companies on freedom to manufacture, import, and market their products in the United States.

Dr. Rauch received his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University, where he participated in the Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition and was awarded the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Property. He received his Ph.D., and M.S. in Chemistry, from Cornell University. At Cornell, he was awarded the Wentink Prize for Outstanding Research. Dr. Rauch wrote his doctoral thesis on “Synthesis and Structure of New Ternary Nitrides and Chalcogenides”.



  • George Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1998
  • Cornell University, Ph.D., Chemistry, 1991
  • Cornell University, M.S., Chemistry, 1988
  • Oberlin College, B.A. in Chemistry, with high honors, 1986


  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois and Virginia
  • Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court


Articles in various journals:

  • Angewandte Chemie
  • Journal of Solid-State Chemistry
  • Materials Research Bulletin
  • Physical Review B


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Chemical Society
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Illinois State Bar Association