Patrick J. Flinn - Alston & Bird LLP

Patrick J. Flinn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 404-881-7920

Patrick Flinn is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on the trial of technology-based disputes with an emphasis on patent litigation.

Mr. Flinn has led trial teams in disputes raising a variety of technical disciplines, including telecommunications, cryptography, optics, fluid mechanics and software. He has tried numerous cases in the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as various districts courts in the United States. He has led patent litigation teams in the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California, the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Texas, as well as other jurisdictions. He has also coordinated multi-national patent litigation efforts in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Flinn is an active writer and lecturer on subjects of law and technology. He is the author of the book Handbook of Intellectual Property Claims and Remedies, published by Aspen Law & Business and updated annually. Mr. Flinn has been recognized in IP by Chambers USA since 2006 and was recognized as the 2013 “Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year” in the state of Georgia by Managing IP.

Stanford UniversityBA 1978Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1982
Georgia Legal Services Program

Case History

  • Served as lead counsel for a major mobile phone manufacturer in multiple infringement suits in District Court and the ITC, resulting in a substantial settlement for the client.
  • Defending a major telecommunications company in multiple, successful trials in the ITC.
  • Defending cable companies in multi-district patent litigation.
  • Obtained eight-figure patent infringement settlements for patent owner in recently concluded litigation.
Other Court Admissions
  • US Supreme Court Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Client Comments

"Patrick is brilliant, courageous and effective."

-Everett Upshaw
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Everett Upshaw, PLLC

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Atlanta Metro Area
Patrick J. Flinn has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent