Job Title: Lead Patent Agent
Company: Pearson Education, Inc.
Paul Ashcraft is a highly accomplished 2L law student at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Sam Houston State University. Prior to pursuing his legal studies, Paul served as an Intellectual Asset Manager managing the chemical patent portfolio for Halliburton, one of the world’s largest energy services companies. During his time at Halliburton, Paul was responsible for overseeing the company’s patents related to diverse chemistries, including fracturing fluids, remediation methods, and oilfield treatments. Halliburton’s patent portfolio, at the time of Paul’s tenure, was ranked as the 45th largest in the world.
Paul Ashcraft’s passion for intellectual property led him to compete in the Licensing Executives Society’s Ultimate IP World Championship in 2020 where he earned the top spot in North America and the fifth spot in the world. His success in the competition also led to the publication of his paper entitled “Your Free Time is worth $200 Billion” in Les Nouvelles, a leading intellectual property publication.