Having counseled a broad range of tech clients, Patrick is adept at identifying and supporting the specific legal needs of each client and each field of technology. He has prosecuted patents in the software, health care, clean technology, transportation, biotech, construction, and many other sectors. He advised numerous software companies on their trademark, copyright, and licensing issues and he has helped tech companies protect their most valuable trade secrets.
Patrick is not only a tech lawyer; he has been the founder of several startups himself, including a technology and data based business named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies in 2014. As such, he brings a high-level business perspective to his counseling of growth companies.
Beyond his tech experience, Patrick has prosecuted thousands of patents in an array of fields. He has deep experience in trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and software licensing. He also assists clients in drafting agreements with their employees, contractors, vendors, suppliers, distributors, licensees, licensors, etc. to address any intellectual property concerns in those relationships. Patrick enjoys working with businesses to find the best path for protecting their inventions, distinguishing their brands, and growing their bottom line. He is adept at both a high-level strategy, as well as detailed problem solving. Patrick takes pride in patiently helping clients understand and evaluate their options before moving forward to take the appropriate legal action.
Patrick’s clients cover a broad range of industries, including health care, food and nutraceuticals, fintech, biotech and life science, consumer products, transportation, and construction. He not only counsels’ clients with respect to U.S. laws and protection, but also 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 headquartered in Chicago. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Pritzker Northwestern School of Law.
Contact Patrick: 312.858.6829 | firstname.lastname@example.org
IP Portfolio Counseling and Management
Patent and Trademark Searches and Opinions.
Patent and Trademark Prosecution.
Trade Secret Protection.
IP Litigation (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets).
IP Licenses, Sales and Other Transactions (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets).
IP Related Agreements (Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure, Non-compete, Non-Circumvention, SAAS)