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Paul Ryan Coble

Paul is a technology attorney and Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Rose Law Group pc. His unique combination of experience as a startup founder and software developer, combined with his deep background in intellectual property, allows Paul to provide pragmatic legal strategies that match complex business objectives.

Paul studied molecular biology and chemistry as an undergraduate before turning to the study of law. He attended Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and graduated cum laude with a concentration in Law, Science, and Technology–the study of how science and law interact and affect each other’s trajectories.

Paul has helped clients navigate and mitigate risk relating to intellectual property and heavily regulated and emerging technology markets such as artificial intelligence, personal and commercial data, Web3, and cannabis. He has managed international trademark portfolios, crafted complex licensing agreements, and shepherded all types of IP throughout their lifecycles–from conception to commercialization to enforcement.

He is a registered patent attorney with experience prosecuting patents, advising investors and companies about patent valuations, and providing invalidity and/or non-infringement opinions of competitive patents. His varied technical background also allows him to work closely with product and engineering teams to design around patented technology.

Paul also has extensive courtroom experience, litigating complex intellectual property cases across the country. He has litigated patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other commercial disputes relating to a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, manufacturing systems, consumer electronics, power tools, and software.

In addition to his legal career, Paul has pioneered the use of data analytics in cannabis manufacturing. In 2018, Paul launched Thalo Technologies to develop software for cannabis and hemp manufacturers to better capture and interpret their lab data to make more profitable decisions. He has served as Chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Cannabis, and spoken on topics ranging from cannabis trademarks to regulating novel cannabinoids.

Throughout his career, Paul has been involved in a number of philanthropic causes. Paul was the general counsel and board member of the Bucktown Arts Fest in Chicago and taught STEM clinics on building water-powered rockets. Currently, Paul volunteers as general counsel of the Social Justice & Engineering Initiative, which brings engineering solutions to social justice causes.