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Patrick Farley

Director of Patent Assertion & Enforcement

Patrick Farley is a member of Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement team. Mr. Farley is involved in developing Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement strategy, providing detailed technical analysis of Ericsson’s industry-leading portfolio of over 54,000 patents, as well as the mapping of those patents against the products and services provided by potential licensees.

Mr. Farley has overseen emerging market patent litigation to ensure effective licensing opportunities in those markets.  Some notable examples include Brazil and Argentina.

Mr. Farley has also effectively contributed in the negotiation of global patent license agreements with international cellular telephone providers by utilizing developed strategies for maximizing effective licensing negotiations.

Mr. Farley joined Ericsson in 2010. Prior to joining Ericsson, he was an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its Dallas office. He has experience in multiple jury trials, representing clients before federal and state trial courts. His experience also includes patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Farley also worked as an engineer for Motorola Semiconductor in Austin, Texas prior to attending law school.

Patrick Farley has Bachelor of Science degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Past Events with Patrick Farley

IPWatchdog Virtual International IP Masters™ 2022

March 7 @ 8:30 am - March 10 @ 12:30 pm EST