Panelist Profile


Patrick J. Coyne

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Attorney (US)


Patrick Coyne understands the importance of effective intellectual property strategy in today’s highly-competitive business environment. He helps clients develop effective IP strategies to secure and maintain the gains they make for their businesses and to plan their moves ahead.

Patrick is a trial and appellate attorney. His litigation experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret claims; related antitrust and unfair competition issues; general commercial litigation; products liability; and domestic and international arbitration. He also assists clients with strategic portfolio development and management.

Patrick has argued more than 100 cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has represented clients before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC); the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). He served as a law clerk and technical advisor to Circuit Judge Edward S. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Patrick has been recognized as a leading patent litigator in the D.C. area by Intellectual Asset Management.

He has represented United Technologies, Chevron, LG Electronics, InterDigital, Gold Peak, FMC, Energy Conversion Devices and Ovonic Battery Company, Ciena, Mobil Oil Corporation, Trex Company, Danaher, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Allegheny Teledyne, and Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.

Patrick received a degree in civil engineering and studied nuclear engineering. He worked as an engineer before attending law school and has experience with basic structures, dynamics, fluids, and mechanics. As an engineer, he worked on a variety of energy technologies, including large and small-scale solar thermal and photovoltaic as well as biomass, and he has engineering experience in construction, pipelines, and fluids. His engineering background has served him well in a variety of legal matters he has handled for clients, including oil field goods, exploration and
production, satellite gravimetry, nuclear well-logging, pipelines, refining, catalysis, and a wide variety of downstream petrochemical products. He has also used his engineering insight representing clients in connection with telecommunications; energy storage systems, including various electrochemical battery technologies; diesel engines; gas turbine compressors; and computational fluid dynamics, among other fields.

Et Cetera

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Project Award, 2011.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association Fellow, 2010.
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Enduring Leadership Award, 2009, and Hutchinson Excellence in Committee Service Award, 2004, 2005.