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Background

Patrick Darno is an Associate in the Washington, D.C.* office of Fish & Richardson.  Patrick focuses his practice on patent prosecution, and has represented clients at the forefront of technology.

Patrick has more than 10 years of patent related experience focused primarily on software patents.  During this time, Patrick has worked on a variety of different technologies generally related to databases, data search and retrieval, query optimization, data mining, search engines, cloud computing, web services, e-commerce, internet based applications, mobile applications, digital rights management, file management, database management, data retention policies, data integrity, network management, load balancing, data structures, and electronic messaging.

Prior to joining Fish, Patrick’s previous legal work included both patent litigation and patent prosecution as an associate at a general practice law firm, and he also worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office where he handled patent applications in the field of database, data structures, and file management.

* Admitted only in Virginia.  Not admitted to practice in D.C. Work conducted in D.C. is directly supervised by a member of the DC Bar.

Education

J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law 2012


B.S., Pennsylvania State University 2005
Computer Engineering

Admissions

  • Virginia 2012
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2012

Other Distinctions

Selected Presentations & Publications

Patentability of Software After Alice,” Fish Webinar (November 2, 2016)

Legal Alert: Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) Program,” Fish Patent Blog (July 13, 2016)

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