Patrick focuses his practice on electrical, energy and software patent work. Using his significant knowledge of communications, network and electrical systems gained as a military communications officer, as well as his academic background in electrical engineering, he drafts and prosecutes patent applications, advises and counsels clients on the patent process, and responds to office actions. He brings the creative and problem-solving skills he developed in finding cost-effective and complete solutions to ensure mission continuity to the issues faced by his patent clients.
During law school, Patrick was an extern at KU Innovation and Collaboration–which supports faculty research and protects intellectual property in fields as varied as pharmaceutical development, biosciences and information technologies–negotiating contracts between the University and nonprofit or industry partners. He also clerked for Free State Patent Services, researching patentability for inventors and prosecuting patent applications.
Before becoming an attorney, Patrick served in the U.S. Coast Guard, first as a deck watch officer, then as an intelligence officer assigned to Homeland Security and FBI task forces. He currently serves as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Patrick says his active duty experience “provides a framework for quickly identifying critical issues, developing creative solutions and executing a solution effectively and precisely. I bring the same focus, pride and sense of stewardship to my work as an attorney as I did when I was serving the country.”