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 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, Celgene Corporation, Chinmax Medical Systems, Cricket Communications, Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, ESET LLC, Huawei Technologies, Hyundai Motor America, Kyocera Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company, and Prometheus Laboratories.
Committed to pro bono work, Mr. Patiño is a board member of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP), a premier pro bono organization that serves more than 6,500 clients per year in San Diego County.
Mr. Patiño writes and publishes articles and continuing education materials focusing on patent litigation and practice development issues. In addition to having presented to the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and 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 is recognized in the 2012 and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of litigation-intellectual property and litigation - patent. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2008-2012 San Diego Super Lawyers® lists for intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Patiño received his law degree from the Harvard Law School (J.D., 1990) and afterward served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith N. Keep in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis (A.B., magna cum laude, 1987).
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.
Mr. Patiño is fluent in Spanish.
· "Business Development for Associates in a (Slowly) Recovering Economy," SDCBA San Diego, CLE presentation, September 3, 2009
· "The Latest on Current Big Ticket IP Issues: Obviousness and Patent Licensing/Exhaustion," ACCA San Diego Chapter, CLE Presentation, August 6, 2009