Will V. Patrick is an associate with Lerner David. Will works with clients in the biomedical, mechanical and electrical fields, with primary focus on medical device technology involving orthopedic and cardiovascular systems. His practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, focusing on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution. Will has experience conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate studies to help clients understand the scope and availability of patent protections for their inventions.
An Attorney, Professional Engineer and Technophile
Will brings almost a decade of research, engineering, and consulting experience to his law practice. Prior to practicing intellectual property law, Will gained valuable experience as a licensed professional engineer working with engineers and scientists in the building and energy sector. Will has also worked closely with investors advising them on potential energy investment opportunities, and has a unique insight into aligning engineering and business objectives. Prior to this, Will was a graduate research assistant at the High Performance Computational Fluid Thermal and Engineering Lab at Virginia Tech., where he conducted research in the areas of heat transfer and fluid mechanics using computational fluid dynamics while completing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Will leverages his substantial technical background with his legal training to quickly understand and appreciate complex inventions, and tailor strategies to optimize outcomes for each client.
Going the Extra Mile
Will recognizes the importance of fully understanding and appreciating his client’s objectives in seeking intellectual property protection. He understands that there is a key difference between what the invention is and what the invention means to a client. Will believes in going the extra mile to identify, appreciate, and apply these critical objectives across all aspects of intellectual property law from searches and patent drafting to post grant procedures to ensure his client’s success.
Due Diligence, Mergers and Acquisitions
2014, New Jersey2016, United States Patent & Trademark Office
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2014
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, India, 2002
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“Protecting IP in a 3D Printed World” by Wilfred V. Patrick published in New Jersey Law Journal on September 18, 2017