Overview

Patrick 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, Wireless Communications, Standard Essential Patents in the telecommunications space, Signal Processing, Computer Networks, Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Medical Devices, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, and Intellectual Property Export Controls.

Before 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 developing 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. 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 is also a Patent Faculty Clinic Supervisor for the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program at UW School of Law.

Mr. Njeim was recognized as a Washington “Rising Star” in 2022 and the five years 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.

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Experience

Inter partes reviews for a 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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Education

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

Admissions

Washington (2012)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional & Community Activities

University of Washington School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2021-Present)

University of Washington School of Law USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program, Patent Faculty Clinic Supervisor (2022-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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