Patrick has practised both in the UK and overseas in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law for 30 years and is recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers as an expert and leading individual. Actively engaged in the sector, he sits as a Council Member for the UK for the Licensing Executives Society International, the global technology transfer forum and is also a past chairman of the Parallel Imports Committee of the International Trademarks Association. 

Following the Vote Leave result, he sits on a working group of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association reviewing the impact on domestic law, if the UK were to cease to be a member state of the European Union.

He has observer status before the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and is an associate member of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Patrick is also the author of the chapter on entitlement in the Community Design Handbook.   

He has managed many high-profile, substantial IP disputes in the UK and overseas and has been involved in some of the largest spin outs from UK universities. He has also been instrumental in formulating from scratch IP strategies and worldwide anti infringement campaigns for some leading corporations.

Following outstanding client feedback Patrick was named as a star lawyer in the ‘Acritas Stars’ global database for 2018.

Acritas Star Lawyer

“…respected for his strength across patent, trade mark and copyright law. Interviewees remark on his ability to build a rapport with clients and his commerical manner…”.

Chambers 2016

“…amazingly accurate and knowledgable…”.

Legal 500 2015

“…an incredible wealth of experience…”.

Legal 500 2013 

“…is excellent: he is efficient, clinical and knows his stuff…”

Chambers 2013 

“…brilliant for high value, heavily contested claims…he is hands-on, strategic and a hard working litigator…”

Chambers 2011