Patrick M. Lafferty
Areas of Practice
The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., High Honors, 2010; Order of the Coif; Member, The George Washington University Law Review
University of Maryland - College Park, B.S., cum laude, Electrical Engineering, 2007; Anthony James Clark Scholarship Recipient
District of Columbia and Virginia
United States District Court: Eastern District of Texas
Patrick Lafferty's practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling. Mr. Lafferty's technological background includes studies in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, with a particular focus on power systems and optics. In practice, Mr. Lafferty has specialized in matters related to semiconductor devices, power systems, encryption and security, telecommunications, various software applications and systems, the mechanical arts, and abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) matters. Mr. Lafferty also has experience with patent prosecution, patent infringement and validity studies, and patent licensing. He is a registered Patent Attorney.
While attending law school, Mr. Lafferty served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard Linn on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Upon graduating from The George Washington University Law School, he was awarded the Peter D. Rosenberg Prize in Patent and Intellectual Property Law as the top student in the study of intellectual property law in the graduating class. Mr. Lafferty was also nominated by the Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law for the Jan Jancin Award, which is given by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation to the top intellectual property student in the nation.
- Represented a software development company in action enforcing multiple software patents against motion control system manufacturers. (E.D. Texas);
- Represented a semi-conductor developer in an action enforcing a patent for dynamic logic circuits against a microprocessor manufacturer. (D. Del);
- Cephalon, et. al., v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Represented Mylan in ANDA patent action on Nuvigil® (armodafinil). (D. Del.).
Selected Professional Awards and AssociationsAmerican Bar Association