Paul Gillette, Associate

Photo of Attorney Paul GillettePaul A. Gillette is a patent attorney admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Paul obtained a B.S. in physics from UC San Diego. He earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Paul has many years of experience as a lead certifying scientist at Quest Diagnostics. For 13 years, Paul managed the technical and operational aspects of all testing at the San Diego Sports Testing Center. He also provided training to personnel involved in gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric analytical groups. He performed forensic examination on a variety of athletic drugs, including steroids, beta blocks and peptide hormones.

Areas of Practice


  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Chip packaging
  • Microprocessors and memory devices
  • RF and mixed signal
  • Multimedia Encryption
  • Web-Related Technologies, Internet Gaming, Delivery and Management of Video Over the Internet
  • Software Applications


  • State Bar of California
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • San Diego County Bar Association


  • University of California San Diego
    • B.S. in Physics
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

Academic and Professional Achievements

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award

Published Works

As sole author:                                    

  • Maximum Security: Continuation and reissue as Means of Obtaining Optimum Patent Protection After Festo (note, Thomas Jefferson Law Review)

As co-author:

  • Over the Counter Anabolic Steroids 5-Androsten-3, 17-dione; 5-Androsten-3b, 17b-diol, Dehydroepiandrosterone and 19-Nor-5-androsten-3, 17-dione: Excretion Studies in Men (Journal of Analytical Toxicology)
  • Fruitful Application of Steroid Methodology for Drug of Abuse Testing (Recent Advances in Doping Analyses (5): Proceedings of the Manfred Donike 15th Cologne Workshop on Dope Analysis)
  • Anabolic Steroid 4-Androsten-3,17-dione: Abuse and Detection in Urine (XXXV Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists)
  • Occurrence of 19-Nordehydro-Androsterone/Etiocholanolone in Nandrolone Positive Specimens (Recent Advances in Doping Analyses (4): Proceedings of the Manfred Donike 14th Cologne Workshop on Dope Analysis)
  • Screening and Confirmation (Recent Advances in Doping Analyses (3): Proceedings of the Manfred Donike 13th Cologne Workshop on Dope Analysis)