Paul M. Thompson

Mr. Thompson has over 15 years of experience in patent law as a patent coordinator and inventor, 14 years experience as an engineer, and 7 years experience as a practitioner. He currently divides his time as a Patent Practitioner with the law firm of Cochran Freund & Young, LLC, and as Director of Intellectual Property for Ice Energy, Inc., a thermal energy storage company. Paul sits on the Board of Directors and is the former Vice President and COO of CytoLogic Inc, a startup biomedical research and development company developing and commercializing treatments for cancer using biological techniques. Prior to founding CytoLogic, Mr. Thompson was employed by Teledyne Water Pik for eleven years (1988-1999) as a Senior Technology Development Engineer where he developed numerous air and water purification products, and participated in the evaluation and establishment of new business opportunities for Teledyne. Within this capacity, Mr. Thompson was responsible for coordination of all facets of the company's intellectual property with outside council, including specific contributions in patent writing, infringement analysis, claims abatement and intellectual property instruction. In 1996, Mr. Thompson co-founded HydroGenics, Inc., a corporation involved in the importation and commercialization of a technology developed in the Russian defense industry and in its adaptation to the areas of commercial and industrial wastewater treatment. Mr. Thompson continues to have involvement in numerous entrepreneurial endeavors in all facets of business development.

Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in physics from Creighton University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Denver, Space Science Laboratory in applied physics. He was awarded two Research Fellowships during his graduate studies - NASA Langley 1985, Alcoa Inc. 1986. Mr. Thompson holds five U.S. and four international patents.

Mr. Thompson has a unique combination of technical, legal, and business expertise. He has extensive experience in all areas of product development (from conception to market release) and the role and relevance of intellectual property within this process

Bar Admissions:

• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Agent, 2002

Professional Associations:

• Society of Plastics Engineers
• Certified Water Quality Specialist V
• Water Quality Association
• American Water Works Association

Patents Issued (Inventorship):

• US Patent D-432622, "Filter Cartridge," October 24, 2000
• US Patent 5,846,418, "Point-of-Use Water Treatment System," December 8, 1998
• US Patent D-340510, "Air Cleaner," October 19, 1993
• US Patent 5,268,009, "Portable Air Filter System," December 7, 1993
• US Patent D-511642, "Comestible Segregator," November 22, 2005

Paul M. Thompson

Practice Areas:

Mechanical Systems, Consumer Products, Water and Air Treatment and Purification, Filtration Technology, Medical, Dental and Biomedical Technology, Optical Systems, Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Material Science, Non-Destructive Testing, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Laboratory Measurement Systems, Business Development, Technology Licensing, Business Negotiation


Creighton University (B.S. 1984)
University of Denver (M.S. 1987)