Patrick Njeim focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence matters, infringement and validity opinions, portfolio analysis, patent litigation, and post-grant proceedings. He represents clients in a wide range of technology areas, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, computer software and hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, networking, wireless communications, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, medical devices, and various related technologies.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Njeim worked as an associate in the Seattle office of a national law firm. Previously, he worked for Boeing Commercial Airplanes for six years where he developed broad experience in systems engineering. Mr. Njeim’s responsibilities included the development of onboard and off-board airplane communications networks. In his most recent position with Boeing as Customer Engineer, Mr. Njeim managed airline accounts in Europe and Africa where he was responsible for negotiating, configuring, designing, and documenting airplane features, technologies, and systems specific to each airline.
As an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Washington (UW) School of Law, Mr. Njeim teaches advanced courses in intellectual property. He also advises and mentors law students participating in independent study programs and law clinics, including the UW School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.
Mr. Njeim was recognized as a Washington “Rising Star” in 2021 and the four years immediately preceding for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. He was also recognized in 2022 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Patent Law by The Best Lawyers in America®.
Mr. Njeim is fluent in Arabic and French.
Inter partes reviews for leading networking technology company
Represented one of the largest global companies in its efforts to challenge patents through inter partes review proceedings.
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Seattle University School of Law J.D. (2011) cum laude
Washington State University M.S. (2005) Electrical Engineering
Washington State University B.S. (2003) Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
University of Washington School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2021-Present)
University of Washington School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) and Pro Bono Patent Network
University of Washington School of Law, Patent Practicum Class, Teacher (Spring 2021)
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