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Paul J. Roman, J.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Paul J. Roman, Jr., a partner and registered U.S. patent attorney at Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs, & Nix LLC (JMIN), focuses on intellectual property in the chemistry and materials science areas. Prior to joining JMIN, Dr. Roman was a partner at a regional general practice law firm.  There he worked on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, portfolio management, and licensing in technology areas including small molecules, pharmaceutical materials, methods of treatment, nanomaterials, polymers, inorganic materials, hybrid materials, analytical methods, and process technology. 


Prior to law school, Dr. Roman also worked as a researcher in the chemical engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as a chemist and process engineer for DuPont/EKC Technology, and a post-doctoral researcher for First Chemical.   


Dr. Roman received his juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, N.Y., a doctorate in chemistry from University at Buffalo, and an undergraduate chemistry degree at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.  Dr. Roman also is an inventor of eight granted United States patents. 


  • J.D., University at Buffalo Law School, magna cum laude

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University Buffalo

  • B.S., Canisius College, Buffalo, New York

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar (NYS Bar No. 4547956) – admitted February 2008 

  • USPTO Patent Bar (USPTO Reg. No. 63,642) – admitted December 2008 

  • Association of University Technology Managers – 2013 to present 


  • U.S. Patent 7,074,640: Method of making barrier layers

  • U.S. Patent 7,067,346: Titanium carbonate films for use in semiconductor processing

  • U.S. Patent 6,787,198: Hydrothermal treatment of nanostructured films

  • U.S. Patent 6,723,388: Method of depositing nanostructured films with embedded nanopores 

  • U.S. Patent 6,696,363: Method of and apparatus for substrate pre-treatment

  • U.S. Patent 6,566,276: Method of making electronic materials

  • U.S. Patent 6,018,078: Stabilized N-Nitrosohydroxylamines


  • Trevor Hoskins,; Paul J Roman; Peter J. Ludovice, Clifford L. Henderson, Equilibrium water uptake and diffusion behavior in model polynorbornene photoresist polymers, Proc. SPIE, Pt. 2, Vol. 5753, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XXII, pp. 851-861, 2005. 

  • Sean J. Barstow, Augustin Jeyakumar, Paul J. Roman and Clifford L. Henderson, Direct Photopatterning of Metal Oxide Structures Using Photosensitive Metal-Organics, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2004, 151(10), F235-F241. 

  • Paul J. Roman, Jr., Harold O. Madsen, Seigi Suh, Leo G. Svendsen, Shyama P. Mukherjee, Aleta Jamora, Michael A. Fury and Katy Ip, PMOD™-based Direct Thin Film Imaging, DTFIT™ on Flexible Substrates, MRS Proceedings, Vol. 769, H5.1, Spring 2003. 

  • Augustin Jeyakumar, Clifford L. Henderson, Paul J. Roman, Jr., Seigi Suh, Hybrid bilayer imaging approach using single component metal-organic precursors for high-resolution electron beam lithography, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 5039, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XX, T. Fedynyshyn, Ed., pp. 502-512, June, 2003. 

  • Harold O. Madsen, Seigi Suh, Leo G. Svendsen, Shyama P. Mukherjee, Paul J. Roman, Jr., Michael A. Fury and Katy Ip, Direct Thin-Film Imaging, DTFI, based on PMOD™ (Photochemical Metal Organic Deposition) Methodology, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4979, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology VIII, J. Yasaitis, M. Perez-Maher, J. Karam, Eds., pp. 472-481, January, 2003. 

  • Augustin Jeyakumar, Clifford L. Henderson, Paul Roman Jr., Seigi Suh, Electron beam lithography process using radiation sensitive carboxylate metalorganic precursors, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures--Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena, 2003, 21(6), 3157. 

  • Shyama P. Mukherjee, Paul J. Roman, Jr., Harold O. Madsen, Leo G. Svendsen, Michael A. Fury, Sean J. Barstow, Augustin Jeyakumar and Clifford L. Henderson, High Dielectric Constant Metal Oxide Films via Photochemical Metal Organic Deposition (PMOD™) Process, Proceedings - Electrochemical Society, 2002-28 (Physics and Technology of High-k Gate Dielectrics I), S. Kar, D. Misra, R. Singh, and F. Gonzalez, Eds., pp. 263-275, 2003. 

  • Rajamani Nagarajan, Joseph S. Bowers, Jr., Hong Cui, August J. Miller, John R. I. Eubanks, Zhihong Wu, Carey Cecil Geiger, Charles U. Pittman, Jr., Charles E. Keller, Paul J. Roman and Ying Feng, A Novel Initiator for Curing Pigmented Coatings, Surface Coatings International, 2000, 83(4), 181. 

  • Sven Hida, Paul J. Roman, Jr., Allen A. Bowden and Jim D. Atwood, Synthesis of (tri-m sulfonated)phenylphosphine (TPPTS): Importance of pH in the Workup, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 1997, 43(4), 345. 

  • Paul J. Roman, Jr. and Jim D. Atwood, Carbonylation of trans-Ir(CO)Cl(TPPTS)2 and Reactivity of [Ir(CO)2(TPPTS)3]Cl (TPPTS = (tri-m-sulfonated)phenylphosphine) in DMSO and Water, Organometallics, 1997, 16(25), 5536. 

  • David P. Paterniti, Paul J. Roman, Jr. and Jim D. Atwood, Activation of Hydrogen on Iridium(I) Centers in Water: Solvent Effects, pH Effects, and Iridium-Hydride Exchange with D2O, Organometallics, 1997, 16(15), 3371. 

  • Paul J. Roman, Jr., David P. Paterniti, Ronald F. See, Melvyn Rowen Churchill and Jim D. Atwood, Synthesis, Properties, and Reactions of Monosulfonated Triphenylphosphine (PPh2(m-C6H4SO3K) = TPPMS) Complexes of Iridium(I). Crystal and Molecular Structure of [N(CH2C6H5)(C2H5)3+][PPh2(m-C6H4SO3)-] • H2O, Organometallics, 1997, 16(7), 1484.

  • David P. Paterniti, Paul J. Roman, Jr. and Jim D. Atwood, Rate Enhancement for Oxidative Addition of H2 in Aqueous Solution: Reaction of H2 with trans-Ir(CO)Cl(PPh2(m- C6H4SO3K))2, Journal of the Chemical Society, Chem. Comm., 1996, 23, 2659. 

  • P. J. Roman, Jr. and J. D. Atwood, 209th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, Paper No. 194, Division of Inorganic Chemistry; March 1995. 

  • P. J. Roman and J. D. Atwood, 208th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, Paper No. 50, Division of Inorganic Chemistry; August 1994. 


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