Paul T. Qualey has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. Professor Qualey has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement cases involving a broad range of technologies in the software, telecommunications, automotive, and construction industries both in the federal courts and in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has also frequently appeared in Section 337 disputes at the International Trade Commission and was an author/editor of the leading treatise on intellectual property disputes at the ITC, Unfair Competition and the ITC (2018-2021 eds.).
Professor Qualey earned his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, cum laude and a B.A. in Economics, from the University of Maryland College Park. Before becoming an attorney, he spent four years doing software development and systems integration for a variety of commercial and government entities. Professor Qualey practices in the Washington, D.C. office of Banner & Witcoff.