Pat brings practical experience to the firm’s intellectual property practice, having been an electrical engineer for nearly a decade before beginning his legal career. He practices in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on patent prosecution and litigation. His experience includes a broad range of electrical and computer technologies such as RF, microwave, antenna, phased array, wireless communications, optical networking, telecommunications, signal processing, GPS, consumer electronics, electronic storage, software-based, aviation control, medical devices, lighting, clean energy, and consumer packaging technologies.
Before joining the firm, Pat practiced with an intellectual property law firm where he prosecuted US and international patent applications for entities ranging from sole inventors to multinational corporations, counseled clients on litigation matters, and drafted opinions on infringement, invalidity, and patent enforceability rights. Pat also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Prior to entering the law, Pat acquired the technical experience that forms the foundation of his practice at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a Senior Electrical Engineer with Technical Honors in the Antenna and Microwave Department. He led an engineering interoperability study of deckhouse electromagnetic systems for the US Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer and led the design of an Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) Antenna System. He has also designed a phased array antenna element and developed a software simulation tool for modeling polarization compensation in phased arrays used for satellite communications.
While in law school, Pat served as the President of the IP Technology Forum and as an Editor of the IPTF Journal.
- Boston College (JD)
- University of Massachusetts - Amherst (MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering)
- Syracuse University (BS, Electrical Engineering, cum laude)
Recognition & Awards
- Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Intellectual Property Litigation list (2013 - 2018)
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Boston Patent Law Association
- Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers