Mr. Patiño is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He represents companies in high-stakes commercial and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Patiño has argued before the courts of 20 different states and has particular experience with patent litigation-specific proceedings, including before the International Trade Commission, and as special intellectual property counsel in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Among prominent representations, he successfully defended Bridge Medical by securing a judgment of unenforceability of the asserted patent at trial and a precedential affirmance on appeal (McKesson Info Solutions v. Bridge Medical, 487 F.3d 897).
Mr. Patiño has represented companies in a variety of industries, including Actiontec, Chinmax Medical Systems, Cricket Communications, Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, ESET LLC, Estech Systems, Huawei Technologies, Kyocera Corporation, Mindray Medical International, Ltd., and Prometheus Laboratories.
Mr. Patiño writes and publishes articles and continuing education materials focusing on patent litigation and practice development issues. In addition to having presented to a multitude of professional organizations, including the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, he is an author of Michigan Civil Procedure. Mr. Patiño is a Master of the J. Clifford Wallace Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Mr. Patiño has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®since 2012 in the areas of litigation-intellectual property and litigation – patent. He has also been selected for inclusion in theSan Diego Super Lawyers® list since 2008 for intellectual property litigation.He is admitted to practice in California and Michigan, before the U.S. Supreme Court, and before multiple Courts of Appeal and U.S. District Courts throughout the country.