Pat helps inventors and innovative companies build, protect, and monetize their intellectual property portfolios. He represents clients in commercial, patent, and trade secret litigation in U.S. state and federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Pat’s experience includes significant work with consumer electronics and technology companies, but he has litigated cases involving technologies as diverse as chemical compounds, semiconductor design, ecommerce, and black powder rifles. In addition to his domestic litigation work, Pat also coordinates global strategies for cross-border litigation and IP licensing campaigns and advises clients in the purchase and sale of IP assets.
His clients rely on his deep experience as outside counsel in some of this century’s largest global patent disputes. Pat began his career in the International Trade Commission practice at Alston & Bird LLP as part of the small team that later established the Washington, DC office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. In matters before the ITC alone, Pat has represented complainants, respondents, and third parties in more than 40 Section 337 investigations, including nearly every phase of the global smartphone patent wars.
Pat’s practice also benefits from his in-depth knowledge and experience as in-house counsel, where he developed a keen understanding of the day-to-day challenges his clients face. Pat served as director of patent litigation for Intellectual Ventures, where he oversaw the development and deployment of global licensing and litigation programs out of a portfolio of more than 30,000 IP assets. He also helped a publicly-traded Chinese consumer streaming media and smart device company establish North American operations before returning to private practice as a partner at Warren Lex LLP. While at Warren Lex, Pat served on the trial team that earned a courthouse record $49.3 million trial verdict in July 2019 for Viasat Inc. after a five-week trial for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation.
American University, Washington College of Law (JD)
Johns Hopkins University (BA, History)
- Intellectual Property in Employment
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Business Methods
- Computer Hardware & Software
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
District of Columbia
Washington State (inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association