Paul Horstmann

Of Counsel
Paul is of counsel with the firm. As a patent attorney who focuses on patent prosecution, Paul has been on the front lines of patenting technological advancements in computers and electronics for nearly a quarter century. He has worked on behalf of many of the most iconic tech titans in the Silicon Valley as well as startups.


Paul was there prosecuting some of the first user interface patents. He was there through the processor wars, the rise of software patents, and the ongoing struggle of courts in dealing with rapidly changing technology. He is on the front lines of the mobile and cloud revolutions.

Paul has a J.D. from the University of San Diego School Of Law. Prior to law school, Paul was an accomplished engineer who designed and programmed graphics processors, communication systems, and database systems. Paul has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University where he did research into artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and speech recognition.


20400 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 280
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: (408) 255 – 6310
Fax: (408) 255 – 6350


University of San Diego, J.D., 1991

New Mexico State University, M.S.E.E., 1983

New Mexico State University, B.S.E.E., 1979