Michael Patrick is a Partner with the firm. His practice focuses on the needs of businesses and individuals in the global economy through his extensive expertise in intellectual property, licensing, entertainment, corporate matters and complex litigation. Mr. Patrick has represented and worked on behalf of some of the most-well known corporations and individuals in the world, including, prominent celebrities and multi-national corporations across a broad range of industries.
Mr. Patrick works closely with clients to achieve a comprehensive understanding of their business activities, drivers and objectives. With this knowledge, Mr. Patrick advises clients on a wide variety of “day-to-day” and complex matters, including matters related to global intellectual property development and enforcement, entertainment, regulatory compliance, commercial transactions, corporate structures and litigation. Mr. Patrick has also advised clients with respect FDA and FTC regulations, the development and implementation of corporate policies and best practices, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, acquisitions and numerous other areas.
Mr. Patrick is a leader in the fields of intellectual property, licensing and merchandising. Mr. Patrick routinely counsels clients on intellectual property portfolio development and protection, product and product-line development, branding, licensing (including, celebrity, corporate, character, entertainment, patent, technology and toy licensing), merchandising, advertising and marketing. Mr. Patrick works side-by-side with the firm’s marquee product liability group to provide clients with preventative counseling regarding product litigation, including risk avoidance and management issues.
Mr. Patrick has also been featured in the global media, including an extensive interview that was featured on an episode of CNBC’s popular television series “American Greed” that continues to be widely shown today. Additionally, Mr. Patrick has written a multitude of articles which have appeared in numerous publications, including:
The Licensing Journal
Mr. Patrick is a graduate of the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia) and The George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C.). Mr. Patrick is a member of the bars of New York and Connecticut, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
You can reach Mr. Patrick here.