Abel IP

Paul A. Serbinowski



Paul Serbinowski focuses his practice primarily on preparing and prosecuting international and US patent applications, counseling, opinion work and licensing.

Prior to joining Abel IP, Paul worked as a partner and patent attorney of IP boutique law firms in the Midwest. .

Paul has worked to provide education about patent law in straightforward terms to enable in-house patent counsel, corporate officers, non-patent lawyers and scientists to cut through the complexity of legal and technical jargon so as to enable them to make better business decisions. He is a frequent speaker and author about interesting news in US patent law and currently publishes a quarterly newsletter.

Paul has represented US and foreign companies and universities of all sizes in a wide range of patent matters and technologies.

Areas of Experience

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO
  • Counseling clients on non-infringement and invalidity issues
  • Counseling clients on patent portfolio strategy
  • Managing US and foreign patent portfolios
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Patent Licensing


  • Life sciences
  • Small molecule pharmaceuticals
  • Biologics
  • Biomedical devices
  • Chemical compositions and processes
  • Mechanical apparatuses
  • Polymer Compositions and processes
  • Oil and Gas
  • Liquid Crystal Displays
  • Lighting
  • Solar cells
  • Pumps
  • Inorganic materials
  • Metallurgy


  • Ohio and New York State Bar
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Licensed 1990


  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S. in Biochemistry 2006
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. 1994
  • Alfred University, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering 1989


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, IP Section (Officer 2014-2015)
  • Cleveland Rotary Club (Community Service Committee involved in working on the Redline Greenway) 2011-2015