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Patrick J. Coyne
+1 202 408 4470

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Virginia
    J.D., 1982
  • University of Virginia
    B.S., with high distinction, 1979

Judicial Clerkships

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Patrick J. Coyne


Patrick Coyne is a trial and appellate attorney. His litigation experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret claims; related antitrust and unfair competition issues; general commercial litigation; products liability; and domestic and international arbitration. He also assists clients with strategic portfolio development and management.

Mr. Coyne has argued more than 100 cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has represented clients before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC); the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). He served as a law clerk and technical advisor to Circuit Judge Edward S. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Coyne has represented United Technologies, LG Electronics, InterDigital, Gold Peak, FMC, Energy Conversion Devices and Ovonic Battery Company, Ciena, Mobil Oil Corporation, Trex Company, Danaher, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Allegheny Teledyne, and Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.


  • Professional Real Estate Investors, Inc. v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (S. Ct.). Established the current standard for antitrust claims for misuse of intellectual property rights.
  • LG Electronics v. Whirlpool (D. Del.). Secured favorable jury verdict for a commercially significant LG product line.
  • Nystrom v. Trex (E.D. Va.). Secured multiple favorable judgments of
    noninfringement for various Trex composite product lines.
  • Certain 3G Mobile Handsets, 337-TA-601 (ITC). Secured favorable settlement from Samsung.
  • LG Electronics v. Iridian Technologies, Inc. (D.N.J.). Secured favorable settlement of complex iris scanner technology litigation involving infringement, trade secret, contract, antitrust, unfair competition, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act claims and counterclaims.
  • BTG v. Microsoft Corp. (N.D. Cal.) and BTG v Zimmer Holdings (D. Del.). Secured favorable settlements of BTG's infringement claims.
  • Mobil Oil Corp. v. Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (D. Del.). Secured jury verdict of invalidity, non-infringement, and inequitable conduct of two AERT patents.
  • Diesel Injection Service Co. v. Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc. (Conn. Sup. Ct.). Successfully defended preliminary injunction against termination of dealer program permitting Jacobs to support direct sales to engine manufacturers.
  • International arbitration between FMC and Tianda Airport Support, Inc., CAP. 143A, and FMC v. Tianda (S.D. Tex.). Secured preliminary injunction and 10-year worldwide permanent injunction protecting FMC's Jetway® passenger boarding bridges.
  • Petroscan A.B. v Mobil Oil Corp. (E.D. Va.). Secured multiple summary judgments of non-infringement.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a leading patent litigator in the D.C. area by Intellectual Asset Management, 2013-2017.
  • Recognized as a Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters, 2013-2016.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Project Award, 2011.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association Fellow, 2010.
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Enduring Leadership Award, 2009, and Hutchinson Excellence in Committee Service Award, 2004, 2005.

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Board of Directors, 2014-2017; fellow; co-vice-chair, 2012-present, IP Practice in China Committee; 2012-2014, chair, 2011-2012, vice-chair, 2010-2011, Special Committee on Legislation; chair, 2008-2010, vice-chair, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, Amicus Committee; chair, 2005-2006, vice-chair, 2003-2005, Antitrust Law Committee)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (president, 2013-2014; president-elect, 2012-2013; vice-president, 2011-2012; treasurer, 2010-2011; secretary, 2009-2010; Board of Governors, 2006-present; chair, Patent Litigation Committee, 2005-2006)
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court (master)

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