EDWARDS NEILS LLC is committed to providing you with quality intellectual property services at reasonable prices. We approach every client with a focus on quality of work, integrity, advocacy, and personalized service.
Paul Neils has almost 30 years experience in intellectual property law, of which 19 years were at Sughrue Mion, Washington DC, 10 years of which was as a Partner and Senior Manager. Paul joined Akerman Senterfitt's Intellectual Property Practice, Tysons Corner, Virginia, in 2008, and is a founding member with Jean Edwards, of Edwards Neils in 2011. Prior to Paul's law firm experience, he spent 6 years with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a Patent Examiner.
Paul has counseled major clients in all intellectual property issues, including patent prosecution, licensing, and opinion work in the technology areas of imaging equipment, DVD/CD technology, semiconductors, wired circuit boards, transportation systems, optical systems, sperm sorting, among others.
Paul is experienced in design patents, and has authored treatises in this specialized area. Paul has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a J.D. from Catholic University of America.
Paul is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the Virginia and D.C. Bars. Paul is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA).
Maureen Gitonga - L.L.M., University of Maryland School of Law, L.L.B. (Law), Kampala International University. Maureen is a Law Clerk responsible for formal correspondence and the filing of U.S. patent documents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as handling foreign filing, trademark and copyright matters.
Kenneth Sowers - B.A. Philosophy, University of Maryland. Ken is a Senior Paralegal experienced in all U.S. filings and correspondence, foreign filing, docketing, administrative and I.T. matters.
Maximilian Merimee - B.A. Digital Media, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), B.A. (English) Literature, American University. Maximilian is an I.T. Consultant, and Paralegal handling formal correspondence, and patent and trademark filings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Alexander Zarlenga - B.A. Political Science, University of Maryland. Alex is a Legal Administrative Assistant and handles formal correspondence, docketing support, and U.S. filings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Trevor Main - Trevor is a Legal Administrative Assistant and handles formal correspondence, docketing support, and U.S. filings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.