Patrick is an associate in the Tampa office where he practices in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity group. Patrick is a registered patent attorney and prosecutes patent and trademark matters in front of the USPTO as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Patrick routinely works on intellectual property licensing issues, including confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, exclusive and non-exclusive licenses, software agreements, and research and development agreements. He also conducts due diligence for mergers and acquisitions involving intellectual property, dealing with issues such as scope-of-protection, invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate investigations.
Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Florida. Then Patrick spent time as a research technician at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the Byrd Alzheimer’s Research Institute. There he worked on in vivo and in vitro studies, dietary studies, and behavioral studies with the aim of developing drugs to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.