Patrick A. Fitch is a partner in Prince Lobel’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Pat has established himself as a go-to strategist and outside counsel for devising and executing creative and successful approaches to clients’ intellectual property enforcement efforts.

Pat helps inventors and innovative companies build, protect, and monetize their intellectual property portfolios. He represents clients in commercial, patent, and trade secret litigation in U.S. state and federal courts, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Pat began his career in the International Trade Commission practice at Alston & Bird LLP as part of the small team that later established the Washington, DC office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. In matters before the ITC alone, Pat has represented complainants, respondents, and third parties in more than 40 Section 337 investigations, including nearly every phase of the global smartphone patent wars. While Pat’s experience is highlighted by significant wins in the consumer electronics and software sectors, he has successfully litigated cases involving technologies as diverse as chemical compounds, semiconductor design, ecommerce, satellite communications, and black powder rifles. Along with his domestic litigation work, Patrick coordinates global strategies for cross-border litigation and IP licensing campaigns. He also advises clients in the purchase and sale of IP assets and in securing capital for IP monetization efforts.

Pat’s practice also benefits from his in-depth knowledge and experience as in-house counsel. Pat served as director of patent litigation for Intellectual Ventures, where he oversaw the development and deployment of global licensing and litigation programs built from a portfolio of more than 30,000 IP assets. He also helped a publicly traded Chinese media and consumer electronics company establish North American operations before returning to private practice. Since returning to private practice, Pat served on the small trial team that helped a public communications technology company secure a courthouse-record $49.3 million verdict in July 2019 after a five-week jury trial for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation.

Pat holds a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and the State of California.

Education

American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.

Johns Hopkins University, B.A., History

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association