University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Paul M. Schoenhard

Adjunct Professor, IP Enforcement at the International Trade Commission (IPSI)

Paul M. Schoenhard is currently Counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP in Washington, DC, where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with an active pro bono practice in the field of veterans affairs. He has experience in federal district courts across the country, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Schoenhard’s research focuses on the institutional role of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the Court’s efforts to develop the law in several unique and diverse areas, including patent law, international trade law and veterans affairs; and the Court’s relationships with the tribunals it reviews, the regional circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is frequently asked to speak on patent law, veterans law, and matters relating to practice and procedure at the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission.

He has taught at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and at the American University, Washington College of Law. And he served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.