Patrick B. Law

Of Counsel



Patrick Law has an intellectual property practice, primarily involving patent and trademark procurement, counseling, licensing, and litigation support.  Patrick has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications related to mobile and network telecommunications, analog and digital circuits, optical communication networks, memory device fabrication, computer software and microprocessor architecture, for numerous large companies.  Additionally, he has prepared infringement and invalidity opinions, license and settlement agreements, and has also presented oral arguments before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.  His experience includes over eleven years in private practice including intellectual boutique firms, as well as large general practice firms in both Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

Prior to entering private practice, Patrick worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for three years.  His responsibilities included examining U.S. and PCT patent applications in the areas of battery charging (Class 320), power conversion and regulation (Classes 323 and 363), facsimile imaging, and ink jet printing.

Before attending law school, Patrick worked as an electrical engineer where he concentrated on designing electrical distribution and control systems.  This included heading electrical design efforts for a U.S. Airways aircraft hangar facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Patrick is licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri, the District of Columbia, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994 • Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Admitted with Recognition and Honors, 1987.


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Illinois, 2001
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • Missouri, 1994

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property


  • Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy- Has the IPLBA thawed the chilling effects of Lubrizol v. Richmond Metal Finishers?,” 99 Commercial Law Journal 261, 1994.

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member, 1987 to date.


  • Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court Competition - Regional Competition, Houston, TX, 2nd Best Composite Brief, 1994.
  • Commercial Law League Writing Contest, 2nd Place, 1993.