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Paul Overhauser

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Profile & Background

About Paul Overhauser

Paul Overhauser brings exceptional depth to intellectual property law. Paul not only has successfully protected and defended the licenses and trademarks of numerous individuals and companies, but he also is conversant in technology as a result of completing a computer science degree at Purdue University. Moreover, he benefits from a wealth of experiences in technology, startups, venture capital and other corporate matters gained while working in Research Triangle Park.

A graduate of Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, Paul focuses on intellectual property, patent infringement, patent application, copyright infringement and trademark infringement.

Paul has performed due diligence on behalf of companies including Exacq Technologies during its acquisition by Tyco, and Just Energy Group, Inc. during its acquisition of EdgePower, Inc. More than $3 million in damages were recovered by Paul for McRoberts Software, Inc. in a jury trial against Media 100, Inc. regarding software licensing, a precedent-setting verdict upheld by the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

His lengthy list of achievements include being named a Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel in 2015, and a Top Lawyer by The American Lawyer in 2012 and 2014.


Practice Areas & Litigation Experience


Intellectual property
Patent infringement
Patent application
Copyright infringement
Trademark infringement

Education & Admissions


JD, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, 1983
BA, Purdue University, 1980
BS, Purdue University, 1980

U.S. Supreme Court
Indiana Bar Association
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Affiliations & Awards


Top Lawyers, Corporate Counsel, 2015
Top Lawyer, American Lawyer, 2014
Top Rated Lawyer, The American Lawyer, 2012
Who’s Who in Law, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2002
Forty Under 40, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2002
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2001


American Intellectual Property Law Association, member and various committees
Indiana Technology Referral Network, board member
Venture Club of Indiana, director and past president
Indiana State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee, board member and secretary
Purdue University, Dean’s Advisory Council
CERIAS Institute, board member
American Intellectual Property Law Association, member
Indiana Business Modernization and Technology Corporation, Software Committee
eSmart Corporation, director
TechPoint Foundation, director and secretary
Hancock County Bar Association, past president
Indiana State Bar Association, member
American Association for Justice, member
Indiana State Bar, member
TechPoint, founder and director

Publications & Speaking Engagements


ICLEF, Field Guide for Defending Suits by IP Troll, 2016
ICLEF, Venue in Northern District Not Improper Under “Substantial Part of the Events” Test, 2016
ICLEF, Seventh Circuit Rules on Sanctions for Vexatious and Obstructive Conduct by Attorneys for Porno-Trolling Collective, 2016
ICLEF, Copyright Office Publishes DMCA Exemption Rule, 2015
ICLEF, Court Holds That It Lacks Personal Jurisdiction, 2015
Indiana Intellectual Property Law News, Indiana Intellectual Property Law News, 2011
HCBA, Finding John Doe—Pursuing Intellectual Property Claims Against and Discovery From Unknown Internet Users, 2011
ICLEF, Critical Intellectual Property Issues for Business Attorneys, 2007
HCBA, Intellectual Property Issues for the General Practitioner, 2007
ICLEF, Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet, 2003
Indianapolis Business Journal, Information Security—A Huge Potential for CPAs, 2001
ICLEF, 2001 Computer Law Update, 2001
Indianapolis Business Journal, The Dollars and Sense of an Information Security Practice, 2001
Indianapolis Business Journal, What Does a “Secure” Organization Look Like?, 2001
ICLEF, 1999 Midwest Intellectual Property Law Symposium, 1999
Indiana State Bar Association publication, Year 2000 Litigation Update, 1999
ISA, Managing Risks in Software Contracts, 1997
Indianapolis Business Journal, Legal Implications of the Millennium Bug Year 2000 Proceedings, 1997
Indianapolis Business Journal, The Internet: The Great Equalizer of Corporate Counsel, 1997
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, The Scope of Fair Use and Implied Licenses in Computer Law, 1996
ISA, Protecting Your Trademarks on the Internet, 1994
ICLEF, Current Trends in Software Licensing, 1994
Indianapolis Business Journal, Builders and Owners Face New Liabilities From Copyright Changes, 1994
ISA, Reverse Engineering and Fair Use in Software Development, 1993
Indianapolis Business Journal, FAX Facts: Translating Business Laws for the Electronic Age, 1992
ITVA, Securing and Enforcing Videotape Copyrights, 1992
IBMTC, Software Patents, 1992

Speaking Engagements

2016 Midwest Intellectual Property Law Summit, A Field Guide to Defending Suits by Intellectual Property Trolls, 2016
Social Media and the Law, Bitcoin and the Law, 2015
Best Legal Practice Systems, Law Office Systems, 2015
Bloomington Artists Guild, Intellectual Property for Artists, 2013
Hancock County Bar Association, Finding John Doe—Pursuing Claims Against and Discovery From Unknown Internet Users, 2011
ICLEF Forum, Critical Intellectual Property Issues for Business Attorneys, 2007
IP for the General Practitioner, Trade Secrets for the General Practitioner, 2006
Midwest IP Law Summit, Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet, 2003
ISA, Cyberrights and Cybercrime, 1996
ICLEF, The Scope of Fair Use and Implied Licenses in Computer Law, 1996
Growth 100, Copyright Law Fundamentals, 1996
ACM, The Law of the Information Superhighway, 1996
ISA, Legal Considerations for Doing Business on the Internet, 1995
ICLEF, Trademark Use and Infringement on the Internet, 1995
CISI, The Internet for Attorneys, 1995
Indianapolis CEO, The Information Superhighway: Where Will It Lead?, 1994
Indianapolis Business Journal, The Latest Computer Technology Intrudes on Privacy, 1994
ICLU, Civic Liberties in Cyberia: Intellectual Property and Electronically Transmitted Information, 1994
U.S. Department of Commerce Briefing, Legal Aspects of EC 1992 for Indiana Computer Software, Hardware and Peripheral Manufacturers, 1991
U.S. Department of Commerce Briefing, Legal Considerations for Exporting, 1991
SEF, Software Products Liability, 1991
SEF, Software Piracy, 1991
Proceedings of the Technology Transfer and Database Tutorial Workshop, Maximizing Profitability Through Software Licenses, 1991
SEF, Software Licensing, 1990
Entrepreneurship, ICLEF Patents and Trade Secrets, 1989

Our Mission

Overhauser Law Offices attorneys are dedicated to protecting the intellectual property rights of their clients.


We are committed to protecting and defending the rights of those who create, possess, and utilize intellectual property.


We consult closely with each client and maintain open lines of communication at all times.


As experts in intellectual property law, we provide thorough service without wasting time on extraneous research and consultation.


Together, our attorneys have many years of successful legal experience and have met the legal goals of hundreds of clients.


Years of Experience


Cases Completed


Awards Won



We have two offices in central Indiana and serve clients throughout the world.

Contact us today to discuss your legal needs.