Patrick Darno is an associate in the Washington, D.C.*, office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Patrick focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling related to matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
In recent years, Patrick has focused his practice on the intersection of computer technology and life sciences. During this time, he has specialized in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications related to primary, secondary, and tertiary analysis of genomic data produced by next-generation sequencing machines such as those produced by Illumina Inc. In addition, Patrick has gained substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in other bioinformatics related technologies including the digital therapeutics technology space. A routine part of Patrick’s practice in this technology space includes advising clients on prosecution strategies that can be used to prepare and prosecute patent applications that will survive patent eligibility challenges at the USPTO.
Patrick has also 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, electronic messaging, financial transactions, and other types of business methods.
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 USPTO where he handled patent applications in the fields of database, data structures, and file management.
*Admitted only in Virginia. Not admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. Work conducted in Washington, D.C., is directly supervised by a member of the D.C. bar or is limited to federal courts or agencies listed below or otherwise authorized by law.
Selected Presentations and Publications
“Patentability of Software After Alice,” Fish Webinar (November 2, 2016).
“Legal Alert: Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) Program,” Fish Patent Blog (July 13, 2016).
Named to “The Best Lawyers in America” list by The Best Lawyers in America© (2021).
J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (2012)
B.S., Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (2005)
- Virginia 2012
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2012