“Paul has successfully filed for several domestic and international trademarks for us. It’s always a pleasure working with him because he’s knowledgeable, efficient, and responsive.”

“I’ve worked with Paul on every patent I’ve been granted, which is now more than a dozen. For IP, he clearly knows how to get the work done well.”

– Donna Auguste, CTO at Alpha and Omega, Inc.

Paul is a businessperson’s dream come true. He’s creative, smart and has deep expertise. There’s no wasted strokes, just excellent advice at a fair price. And, he is a gentleman, in the finest sense of the word. I recommend him highly.

– David Simpson, Strategic & Civic Engagement at Citizen Schools

TIPS Group is our go-to firm for entertainment law questions. As a feature film director, it’s all about the art and performances, and to be able to obtain quick, unambiguous legal advice without holding up the film shoot is invaluable.

– Russ Emanuel, Feature Film Director of Russem Productions

Paul was a great resource to our Company for developing IP strategy and patent filings. He helped us design our patent portfolio and draft broad claims in a way that increased the value of our patent portfolio which was instrumental in the due dilligence phase when we sold our business to a Fortune 500 Company.

– Dianne Dougherty, Director, Supply Chain at Lam Research

Paul was the patent attorney for four filings I was involved in at Apple. Paul was the ideal collaborator. He took little of our time, yet he understood everything and turned each invention into an effective and suitably broad application.

– Larry Tesler, Former Vice President of the Advanced Technology Group and Chief Scientist of Apple, Inc.

Paul Hickman is a great patent attorney and litigator. Over a number of years he helped us to develop a portfolio of patents to protect our key technologies and, when it became necessary, he enforced our patents against copy-cats who violated our claims. The patents that he developed were clear and non-ambiguous and, with Paul’s litigation expertise, we did not lose a single case. I would recommend Paul anytime, anyplace as a professional IP attorney and litigator.


Trademarks are of crucial importance to our business of producing and publishing trade journals and organizing and managing trade conventions. Paul Hickman of TIPS Group has been our attorney for many years and has consistently provided me with sound legal advice on IP matters. Recently, as a result of acquiring a number of trademarks as part of an acquisition of a portfolio of trade journals, Paul was instrumental in making sure that the all-important trademarks were properly assigned to our company and renewed with the USPTO. I highly recommend TIPS Group for its expertise and effectiveness in trademark and trademark-related matters.


Our production company engaged TIPS Group to provide legal advice and to prepare legal documents during the post-production phase of our feature-length film “Occupants.” Their advice and guidance were invaluable in helping us understand the benefits and limitations of various forms of intellectual property, to be proactive in obtaining clearances and releases, and to generally avoid legal landmines.


Paul wrote a number of patent applications and amendments for Hewlett-Packard during my years as a supervising attorney in the company’s legal department. He was among our best outside attorneys, consistently producing timely, top quality work.

– Dick Schulze, Of Counsel at Holland & Hart LLP

Very knowledgeable on every aspect of US patent law.

– Luca Pusterla, Intellectual Property Manager at SAES Getters

I worked along side Paul many years ago at Hewlett-Packard Company and have since had many satisfying professional and personal interactions with him. I have always found Paul to be both very competent and a pleasure to work with. I can recommend him without reservation.

– Doug Weller, Patent Attorney

Paul is an excellent patent lawyer, who provides good practical advice!

– Ramsey Al-Salam, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP

I’ve known Paul since we worked together at HP many years ago as patent attorneys. Paul is a complete IP professional and and a great individual. I can definitely recommend Paul.

– Chris Byrne, Vice President, Intellectual Property Strategy, Samsung Electronics, Strategy & Innovation Center

I’ve known Paul since high school, and worked on various technical projects and grant proposals with him — he is creative, diligent, and results-oriented; I recommend him highly.

– John Dawson, Chair at D-REV: Design for the other 90%