Paul M. Sykes - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Paul M. Sykes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 205-521-8766

Paul Sykes represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of intellectual property and technology-related legal matters. As a member of both the Intellectual Property and Competitive Practices and the Litigation Practice Groups, Paul counsels clients in the acquisition, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights, and he litigates those rights in the state and federal courts. Paul has been peer-selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyer's in America and Alabama Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law. Birmingham Magazine recently listed him as a “Top Attorney” for Intellectual Property.

Paul focuses his practice on patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret litigation. As a former computer engineer, Paul understands technology and how to use it for the benefit of the client. As a registered patent attorney, Paul prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also counsels clients generally in the areas of copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. He previously served as president of the Intellectual Property Section of the Alabama State Bar.

Paul has handled patent infringement matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants, involving technology as diverse as telecommunications equipment, fishing lures, automated teller machines, football pads, wireless networking equipment, muzzleloading firearms, microprocessors, automated bark control collars, injection molding processes, lenticular images, mops and brooms, spun concrete utility poles, and telephony software.

Auburn UniversityUniversity of North Carolina School of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationAlabama State Bar AssociationBirmingham Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Birmingham Metro Area
Paul M. Sykes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Information Technology Law (Commercial, Contract, Hardware, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Litigation, Software, Technology)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law
Trade Secrets Law