Sean Patchin

Associate

Chicago
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Overview

Sean Patchin focuses his intellectual property practice on patent acquisition, primarily on patent preparation and prosecution domestically and internationally. With experience that includes opinions and counseling, due diligence, regulatory compliance and portfolio management, he has worked with clients that range from Fortune 100 companies to universities and individual inventors.

Sean has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the software, electrical, mechanical and biomedical arts, including technologies such as autonomous vehicles, connected devices and artificial intelligence. His disciplined approach requires an in-depth knowledge of his clients' business goals in order to develop the best strategy for their intellectual property needs.

Select Experience

  • Performed U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution on behalf of various clients, including Fortune 500 companies, universities and individual inventors.
  • Conducted invention harvesting sessions with research teams to generate invention disclosures and develop patent strategy for special research activity.
  • Researched and drafted patentability opinions on invention disclosures.
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Experience

  • Performed U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution on behalf of various clients, including Fortune 500 companies, universities and individual inventors.
  • Conducted invention harvesting sessions with research teams to generate invention disclosures and develop patent strategy for special research activity.
  • Researched and drafted patentability opinions on invention disclosures.
  • Drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the software, electrical, mechanical and biomedical arts, including autonomous vehicles, connected devices and artificial intelligence.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Edmund Sargus, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Extern (2019)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Research Assistant (2019)
  • The Ohio State University Technology Commercialization Office: Legal Intern (2018)
  • Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: Software Engineer (2016 to 2017)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 77,772
  • Ohio
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2020; I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Editor of the Month (October 2018); CALI Award for Professional Responsibility; OSU Intellectual Property Law Society, Treasurer
  • B.S., Computer Science and Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016