Patrick Kartes practices in the firm's Intellectual Property – Mechanical Patents Group. Patrick focuses his practice on patent solicitation related to mechanical technologies and has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications and conducting patentability and clearance investigations for patent strategy purposes. Patrick also has experience performing freedom-to-operate investigations, including infringement and validity analysis, as well as conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Patrick received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and served as president of the Intellectual Property Law Association. Prior to law school, Patrick earned his B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Washington, where he was a research assistant working in the field of low-speed fluid dynamics.
- Patent solicitation for an industry leader in the appliance industry, including patentability and clearance investigations, preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and foreign countries, and infringement and validity analysis.
- Preparation of patent applications for an industry leader that specializes in solutions for the identification, tracking, security and management of assets.
- Prosecution of patent applications for an industry leader in child safety seat technology.
- Representative technologies: appliances, appliance control, asset surveillance and management, child safety seats, window and door locks, dental equipment, oral appliances, welding equipment, printers and computer software, among others.
Any US patent application filed on or after March 16, 2013 will be subject to the new first-to-file system mandated by the America Invents Act, while any application filed prior to March 16 will still be subject to the old first-to-invent system.
As you may be aware, the America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) will soon bring significant change to U.S. patent law. Notably, any patent application filed on or after March 16, 2013, will be subject to the new First-to-File system. In contrast, any patent application filed prior to March 16, 2013, will still be subject to the old First-to-Invent system.
January 28, 2013
April 6, 2011