Patrick focuses his practice on developing and implementing intellectual property strategies for businesses. He has extensive experience in patent portfolio acquisition and management; patent portfolio licenses, sales and purchases; trademark protection; joint development agreements; copyright law; freedom to practice opinions; patentability opinions; non-infringement opinions; enforceability opinions; and employment and non-compete agreements.
Patrick’s clients cover a broad range of industries, including health care, technology, transportation, biotech and life science, consumer products, and construction. He not only counsels clients with respect to U.S. laws and protection, but assists them with their international needs as well.
Patrick was previously a partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology group of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a large international general practice law firm in Chicago. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Pritzker Northwestern School of Law.
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 2000
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.S. civil engineering, with honors, 1997
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2001
Illinois Bar, 2000
Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star 2012-2015
Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers 2015
Peer Rated as AV Preeminent by my peers through Martindale-Hubble
Client Rated as 5.0 Preeminent by my clients through Martindale-Hubble
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