Paul Bondor is a partner of Desmarais LLP, where his practice focuses on the litigation of complex, technology-driven disputes, particularly patent infringement jury trials. Mr Bondor started his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Louis L. Stanton in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. After his clerkship, he began private practice with Kenyon & Kenyon, where he was elected a partner in 2001. In 2004, John M. Desmarais asked him to join the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a partner in the intellectual property litigation group. After seven successful years at Kirkland, Mr Bondor again joined forces with Mr Desmarais to build Desmarais LLP. Mr Bondor is admitted to the bars of New York and the District of Columbia, as well as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and various federal district courts. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr Bondor graduated from Princeton University, where he studied mechanical and aerospace engineering, and the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the Michigan Law Review.
Mr Bondor's trial victories during his career include a judgment of more than $42 million against Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary Cordis Corporation in a patent infringement case involving coronary stents; the win included a 32% on-going royalty on future sales of all infringing stents. He also helped secure a record-setting $1.54 billion jury verdict on behalf of Lucent Technologies against software giant Microsoft Corporation–the largest patent jury verdict in history at the time. In a separate trial against Microsoft, Mr Bondor helped Lucent win a favorable jury verdict and judgment totaling $512 million. Additionally, Mr Bondor has handled multinational patent disputes working closely with local counsel in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Italy, and Canada, both prosecuting and defending actions related to patent infringement and validity in those countries.
American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court, Sigma Xi
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1993, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Michigan Law Review, Contributing Editor 1992-93, Associate Editor 1991-92; Princeton University, B.S.E., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1990, cum laude, Sigma Xi.