Patrick maintains a diverse IP practice, including patent drafting and prosecution, patent and trademark portfolio management, strategic IP counseling, and litigation. Patrick serves as lead counsel for domestic and international clients of all sizes, from large corporations to venture-backed startups and individuals.

Patrick has drafted and prosecuted countless patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including medical devices, aerospace systems, manufacturing tools, analog and digital circuitry, signal processing, software and computer engineering, cybersecurity, and consumer products. He brings a litigation-informed perspective to his patent practice and excels at conveying complex ideas in a simple manner understandable to all.

Patrick works with clients to develop and implement comprehensive IP strategies that set the stage for capital funding, commercialization, and long-term growth. Patrick conducts freedom-to-operate studies, counsels on product design, and drafts opinions that help his clients assess and manage risks associated with launching new products. He also drafts IP-related agreements and provides day-to-day counseling regarding protection of trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and other proprietary information.

Patrick also advocates for clients in litigation and other contested matters related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, contracts, privacy, and free speech. Patrick has appeared in U.S. district and appellate courts, and in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Prior to joining Verrill, Patrick practiced at an IP boutique firm and in the IP group of a large full-service firm. Before graduating law school, he was a law clerk at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research in La Jolla, California, and he held undergraduate research positions at Massachusetts General Hospital and Northwestern University.



  • University of San Diego School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Executive Editor, San Diego Law Review
  • Boston University  (B.S.)
    • Biomedical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts


  • Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
  • The Federalist Society

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Courts (California, Massachusetts and Connecticut)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Firm Highlights


Use of Retirement Plan Forfeitures: The IRS Proposed Regulations, Recent Litigation, and the DOL’s Position

In five recently filed class action lawsuits, [1] 401(k) plan participants allege that plan fiduciaries violated ERISA by using plan forfeitures to offset employer contributions instead of paying plan expenses. The use of forfeitures...


Successful Representation of Insurer before U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Verrill successfully represented an insurer before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in an insurance coverage matter alleging that the insurer improperly denied a defense and indemnification to a landlord under...


Expanded 2024 Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program Now Accepting Applications


Maine PUC Amends Small Generator Interconnection Procedures Rules (Chapter 324)

On November 3, 2023, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (the “Commission”) issued an Order adopting amendments to its Small Generator Interconnection Procedures Rule (Chapter 324). Background. Chapter 324 was last amended on December 21...


Verrill Recognized Nationally for Health Care, Land Use and Zoning, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, and Trust & Estates by Best Lawyers®


Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...


Determining Whether Your Entity is a Reporting Company: Selected Issues

Under the Corporate Transparency Act ( CTA ), more than 30 million “ Reporting Companies ” will need to register with FinCEN (a bureau of U.S. Treasury Department) and file Beneficial Ownership Information...


Annual Employment Law Update

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HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes: Just in time for the New Year?

In 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed changes to the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act of 1996 (HIPAA) that would significantly alter the current regulations...


Corporate Transparency Act—Considerations Affecting Entities That Are Exempt or Excluded from Reporting Company Status

The Corporate Transparency Act ( CTA ) takes effect starting January 1, 2024. The Act is administered by FinCEN , a bureau of U.S. Treasury charged with combatting money laundering and other financial crimes...

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