K. Patrick Herman, located in the New York office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.
Patrick's practice focuses on complex patent and other intellectual property matters. He has represented petitioners and patent owners in dozens of inter partes review proceedings relating to technologies such as automotive safety systems, catalytic materials, engine oil additives, and hard drive and other computer components. Patrick also prosecutes patents before the USPTO in the chemical and material science fields.
In addition, Patrick has more than a decade of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in more traditional patent litigation. He has been involved in all phases of litigation, from developing initial strategy through appeal. Patrick has appeared in intellectual property cases before a variety of different federal district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission. Applying his engineering background, he has represented clients in patent infringement litigations involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, automotive technologies, consumer electronics, and children’s toys.
Patrick's practice also extends to intellectual property counseling, including rendering opinions relating to patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate issues, and the performance of patent diligence.