Patrick Flinn is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on the trial of technology-based disputes with an emphasis on patent litigation.
Mr. Flinn has led trial teams in disputes raising a variety of technical disciplines, including telecommunications, cryptography, optics, fluid mechanics and software. He has tried numerous cases in the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as various districts courts in the United States. He has led patent litigation teams in the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California, the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Texas, as well as other jurisdictions. He has also coordinated multi-national patent litigation efforts in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Flinn is an active writer and lecturer on subjects of law and technology. He is the author of the book Handbook of Intellectual Property Claims and Remedies, published by Aspen Law & Business and updated annually. Mr. Flinn has been recognized in IP by Chambers USA since 2006 and was recognized as the 2013 “Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year” in the state of Georgia by Managing IP.
- Served as lead counsel for a major mobile phone manufacturer in multiple infringement suits in District Court and the ITC, resulting in a substantial settlement for the client.
- Defending a major telecommunications company in multiple, successful trials in the ITC.
- Defending cable companies in multi-district patent litigation.
- Obtained eight-figure patent infringement settlements for patent owner in recently concluded litigation.
Patrick Flinn, Keith Broyles, David Frist and Joshua Weeks are mentioned for representing Diebold Inc. in a patent dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
April 25, 2016
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March 8, 2016
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August 17, 2015
Alston & Bird has been recognized as a global leader in patent law in the 2015 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, marking the fourth consecutive year that the firm has earned this recognition.
June 18, 2015
Alston & Bird has earned broad recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, the peer review directory of leading U.S. business lawyers.
May 20, 2015
“Why FRAND Matters,” Intellectual Property Technology and Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, February 2013.
Handbook of Intellectual Property Claims & Remedies, Aspen Law & Business, October 1999-2013.
- State Bar of Georgia
- State Bar of California
- US Supreme Court Bar
- US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Board Member of the Georgia Legal Services Program