Paul A. Mendonsa


Paul Mendonsa is a member of the Patent Practice Group. Paul is registered to practice with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as licensed to practice in the states of California and Oregon. Paul provides his clients services in the areas of patent prosecution and strategy in the United States as well as many other jurisdictions around the world. Paul further provides portfolio management services including offensive and defensive review and counseling, and general IP counseling. Paul has provided these services for individual inventors, small businesses and large corporations.

Paul has worked with a range of technologies including hardware and software, semiconductor layout and design, wireless networking, cloud computing, multitenant environments, optical devices, wind turbines, and even barbeques and garden tools. Within these technologies, Paul has worked to acquire patent protection through preparation and prosecution of patent applications and developed portfolio strategies in the United States and internationally. Paul has also worked to provide validity/invalidity positions and infringement/non-infringement positions.

Representative Patents

  • Patent #: 5,881,279
    • Method And Apparatus For Handling Invalid Opcode Faults Via Execution Of An Event-Signaling Micro-Operation
  • Patent #: 6,018,472
    • Method And Apparatus For Power Factor Correction
  • Patent #: 6,041,122
    • Method And Apparatus For Hiding Crytographic Keys Utilizing Autocorrelation Timing Encoding And Computation
  • Patent #: 6,058,150
    • Method And Apparatus For Combined Timing Recovery, Frame Synchronization And Frequency Offset Correction In A Receiver
  • Patent #: 6,075,971
    • Method And Apparatus For Providing And Monitoring Coupons Via A Network


  • Processor Architecture
  • Memory Devices
  • Optical Devices
  • Solid State Memory
  • Network Computing
  • Cloud Based Services
  • Internet Technologies


  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Contact Information:

Office: Portland
Phone: 503.439.8778
Fax: 503.439.6073

Bar Admissions:

  • CA, Bar # 193586
  • OR, Bar # 980800

Court Admissions:

  • Northern District of California (1997)

Law School:

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate Education:

  • Brigham Young University, B.S.E.E.

PTO Registration #: 42,879

Civic Involvements

  • Local Cub Scout committee member
  • Youth lacrosse coach

Let’s discuss your IP needs

(303) 740.1980

Los Angeles
(310) 207.3800

Orange County
(714) 557.3800

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(206) 292.8600

Silicon Valley
(408) 720.8300