Seattle University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude
American University, Washington College of Law
M.S., Software Engineering
University of Washington
Admitted to practice law in the State of Washington
Admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Pat is Co-Chair of Lee & Hayes' Intellectual Property Counseling Group (IPCG) and specializes in conflict matters. He has performed numerous opinions and patent portfolio analyses for both in-bound and out-bound licensing, acquisition due diligence, patent valuations, and standards analyses. Pat is presently an in-house seconded attorney for several large Seattle area companies and has worked on at least 120 conflict matters to date. In addition, he also provides outside patent counsel to major clients in other states as well as countries in Europe and Asia. Prior to Lee & Hayes, Pat worked on the Patent Analysis Team in the Microsoft Patent Group, where he was a Microsoft LCA Scholar.
Pat has an extensive technical background in software engineering. He coded professionally from 1991-2003, including over seven years at Microsoft and Microsoft Research. He was named co-inventor on U.S. Patent Nos. 7,174,540; 7,321,897 and 8,065,307. He has been a computer science/information technology adjunct instructor at Bellevue Community College and at the University of Washington. His specializations are in databases, distributed systems, and embedded systems.
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