Patrick J. Niedermeier is Patent Counsel in the Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Group.
Patrick represents clients from large corporations to start-up entities before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is experienced in all phases of patent prosecution, including accelerated examination, provisional filings, continuation practice, appeal briefing, design patents and foreign patent strategy. He also has prosecuted several trademark filings to registration.
In addition, Patrick assists clients in obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights both in the U.S. and abroad. He represents corporate clients throughout the complex patent litigation process, including pre-suit investigations and client counseling; negotiating discovery disputes; drafting claim construction, summary judgment, expert, and pre- and post-trial briefs; assisting with trial preparation; and participating at trial. He also has assisted with preparing appellate briefs for submission to the Federal Circuit.
Patrick’s work spans a broad range of technology sectors that include network security, wireless communications, telecommunications and telephony devices, video conferencing, mobile computing, weather and greenhouse gas instruments, optical discs, video compression and on-demand streaming, 3D image processing, machine vision, RFID/NFC technology and financial services software, as well as life insurance annuity products.
In addition to litigation and prosecution matters, Patrick is highly experienced in leading intellectual property due diligence review for large-scale corporate transactions. He regularly advises clients on intellectual property portfolio management and development including legal opinion work, and performs patent landscape and freedom- to-operate analyses.
Patrick also has written several articles for Proskauer’s New England IP Blog on various patent litigation and prosecution topics.
While at Boston College Law School, Patrick served as a legal intern to the Honorable Robert B. Collings, Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to that, he was an IT Specialist at IBM Global Services and a software engineer and enterprise database administrator at New England Confectionery Co.