Paul Rivard, Esq.

Paul Rivard, Esq.

VP of Operations & General Counsel

Prior to joining MYMD, Mr. Rivard was a principal shareholder of Banner Witcoff, a national law firm specializing in intellectual property law, from 2003-2020, and in that capacity also served as Chair of the firm’s Prosecution Policies and Procedures Committee, developing and refining internal procedures, workflow, and docketing practices to improve efficiencies and mitigate risk. Before becoming a principal shareholder, Mr. Rivard was an associate at Banner Witcoff from 1998-2002. In addition, prior to his time at Banner Witcoff, Mr. Rivard served as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1992-1998. Mr. Rivard brings more than 20 years of experience as intellectual property counsel for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in the life sciences, chemical and consumer product industries, including primary outside intellectual property counsel for MYMD from 2014-2020. Mr. Rivard has worked closely with strategic decision makers and in-house counsel of his numerous clients, seeking to align intellectual property procurement, enforcement and licensing strategies with business objectives. Mr. Rivard received his Juris Doctor from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1998, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1992.

Credentials

  • Shareholder, Banner Witcoff
  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1992-1998)

Industry Focus/Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Catholic University of America
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University
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