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Retired Partner

Paul S. Angello


Paul S. Angello is a retired partner no longer practicing law. To connect with an intellectual property attorney, please click here.

Paul Angello is a retired partner of the firm. Paul concentrated on patent prosecution and litigation matters. He participated as patent counsel in patent infringement lawsuits involving holographic optics in aircraft head-up displays, optical-based blood analysis instruments, optical-based water quality detection instruments, liquid crystal displays, diagnostic method of determining viable heart tissue, machine vision for food inspection, and home and commercial facility security devices. Paul secured for clients hundreds of patents on inventions relating to numerous technical disciplines, including electron devices, electronic circuitry, semiconductor wafer fabrication, electro-optical systems, lasers, liquid crystal devices and display systems, holographic devices and display systems, optical processing apparatus, robotic equipment, and medical diagnostic methods.

Paul joined Stoel Rives in 1985 and founded and built the firm’s patent practice, which grew to 30 registered patent practitioners working in offices in three states (Oregon, Utah, and Washington).


University of Southern California Law School, J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, M.S.

University of Pennsylvania, B.S.E.E.


Before his career in law, Paul was an electrical engineer employed by Hughes Aircraft Company for eight years.  During this time, he worked on the design of analog and digital circuitry for electronic instruments; radar system design, analysis and integration; and wide-band digital satellite communications subsystem design, integration, and performance evaluation.  He was also the staff engineer responsible for the flight hardware design and in-flight operation of the radar signal digital processor of the Pioneer Venus Orbiting Radar Mapper (ORAD).  While a law student, he diagnosed the cause of operational failure of ORAD shortly after insertion orbit around Venus and contributed to a workaround solution that enabled ORAD to successfully complete its intended mission.

Paul is a holder of two patents. The first patent (assigned to Westinghouse Electric Co.) claimed a keyless lock for building access doors.  The second patent (assigned to Hughes Aircraft Co.) claimed a digital-based phase shift keying modulator for satellite communications.

Paul has written for several technical publications, including articles relating to the analysis of modulation techniques and the design of band and amplitude limited digital satellite communications channels.


Speaking Engagements

Press Releases


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Litigation—Patent, Patent Law), 1991–present
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (Intellectual Property), Former
  • Named a “Patent Star—Oregon” in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, 2018
  • Recipient, D. Robert Yarnall Award, 2015, presented annually to a distinguished member of University of Pennsylvania Engineering alumni



  • Academy of the University of Pennsylvania, Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Member
  • Optical Society of America, Columbia Section, Treasurer, Former
  • Optical Society of America, Columbia Section, Past President
  • Oregon Patent Law Association, Member


  • In honor of his father and to support the engineering program of the University of Pennsylvania, Paul established the Algorithms & Computational Biology Fund for a young faculty member, 1994, and the Dr. Stephen J. Angello Endowed Professorship, 2005.
  • Established Child Abuse Prevention Fund of CARES Northwest, 2014
  • OSA Columbia Section Inc., Board of Directors
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