Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”)
Pat draws upon his 25 years of intellectual property legal experience serving clients broad in range of bioscience disciplines. He helps bioscience, pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostics and medical device companies and universities build and manage robust U.S. and international patent and technology portfolios. His clients value his comprehensive and practical approach to creating and optimizing the value of intellectual property assets.
Clients draw on his expertise to structure and negotiate their intellectual property transactions, including agreements related to licensing, research, collaboration, commercialization, supply, quality and distribution of pharma and other bioscience assets. This work includes counseling and diligence activities related to intellectual property matters associated with financing, mergers and acquisitions.
Pat has prosecuted patent applications in over forty countries and regularly counsels clients on freedom to operate, infringement, and enforcement matters, as well as disputes over IP rights. His clients range from seed-round start-ups and universities to multinational corporations.
As an adjunct professor at the IIT-Chicago Kent School of Law, Pat has been teaching IP and Technology Licensing since 2006. He has been a volunteer mentor and advisor to over twenty start-ups throughout Chicago and the Midwest.