Patrick focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar investigations and defense, and intellectual property matters. As a member of SouthBank Legal’s Chambers-ranked commercial litigation team, he has represented companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation in courts across the country and he has significant experience spanning nearly all phases of litigation, from investigations to summary judgment to appeals. Patrick’s substantial patent litigation background includes representing companies in a wide variety of technological fields, including medical devices, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and electronics. He also has experience representing and counseling companies on a variety of other sensitive and critical matters, including advising companies and individuals in the gaming industry regarding regulatory compliance and related license-revocation litigation; representing large manufacturers in employment litigation; and litigating cases involving fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
Prior to joining SouthBank Legal, Patrick practiced for several years in the Chicago office of an international Am Law 100 law firm.
In previous cases, Patrick has:
- Defended a large semiconductor company against claims of patent infringement brought by a Fortune 10 technology company.
- Defended a home appliance manufacturer in design patent litigation in which a competitor alleged $200 million in damages and sought a substantial injunction.
- Represented a medical device manufacturer in patent litigation against a competitor alleging infringement of various patents covering guide extension heart catheters.
- Defended a Fortune 500 technology company against allegations of patent infringement through appeal and pursued collection of a multimillion-dollar attorneys’ fees award against plaintiff-patentee.
- Represented an innovator pharmaceutical company in patent litigation against several generic manufacturers in a matter concerning breakthrough cancer treatments.
- Represented an innovator pharmaceutical company against a generic competitor asserting patents relating to treatment of phenylketonuria.
- Represented individuals and entities in disputes and litigation regarding the financing, development, and operation of large-scale casinos.
- Represented manufacturing companies against allegations of age, sex, and race discrimination.
- Represented a state prisoner on a pro bono basis in a § 1983 action alleging an Eighth Amendment violation.
- Represented various residential tenants on a pro bono basis in eviction and housing disputes.
- Notre Dame Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
- Managing Senior Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
- Purdue University, B.S., Aerospace Engineering
- Member, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
- Member, Sigma Gamma Tau, Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Selected Case Coverage
- Indiana Gaming Commission Reaches Settlement with Casino Magnate Rod Ratcliff, Magdaleno, J., Indianapolis Star, Mar. 3, 2021
- Rod Ratcliff Sues Indiana Gaming Commission in Response to License Suspension, Bittenbender, S., Casino.org, Jan. 20, 2021
- Apple, Qualcomm Agree to Drop All Patent Litigation, Mickle, T. & Fitch, A., The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2019
- Ordinary Observer Test for Design Patent Infringement Requires More than “Quick Glance” to Determine “Same Basic Shape”, Docket Navigator, April 23, 2018
- Fed. Circ. Affirms Canon’s Patent Win and $1.8M Attys’ Fees, Law360, April 12, 2018