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Patrick McElhinny

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Mr. McElhinny concentrates his practice primarily on patent litigation, handling major cases involving a wide range of technologies. He co-led the team that won one of the largest jury verdicts ever in patent litigation ($1.2 billion) for Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Mr. McElhinny was also recognized through peer-review feedback as Pittsburgh’s 2020 Lawyer of the Year in intellectual property litigation by Best Lawyers. He has litigated cases involving trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, licensing agreements and other complex commercial disputes. His clients include several major universities and well-known public companies. He has 32 years of trial experience, is registered to practice before the USPTO, and has represented clients in various post grant challenges to patent validity before the PTAB.