Skip to main content
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



Paul J. Parins



Paul is a partner at the law firm and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School teaching a patent application drafting course.  

Paul has a degree in chemical engineering and handles a wide variety of chemical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical technologies.  Technologies covered include renewable energy such as solar, thermal, and biofuel; food; agricultural; chemical synthesis and processing; semiconductor processing techniques; semiconductor materials; healthcare; and computer hardware and related manufacturing equipment.  

Paul serves his clients in a variety of intellectual property areas including management of United States and international intellectual property portfolios; development of intellectual property strategies, especially in the context of a larger business strategy; drafting legal opinions relating to the validity or infringement of United States patents; and assisting litigation counsel. 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.  Also, Paul trains associates in preparing and prosecuting patent applications.      

Before joining Kagan Binder as an attorney, Paul worked as a law clerk at the firm and previous to that as a law clerk at 3M. While working in the Office of Intellectual Property Counsel at 3M, Paul obtained extensive experience with respect to preparing patent applications in the abrasive products industry. Prior to working as a law clerk, 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.