Fogg & Powers - Intellectual Property Law, Minneapolis, MN

J. Patrick Kendrick

J. Patrick Kendrick is a registered patent attorney and Of Counsel with Fogg & Powers LLC.  Patrick brings to his practice wide ranging experiences as both in-house and private practice counsel, complemented by a solid technical background.

As the lead patent attorney for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Center for Photovoltaics, Patrick has collaborated with the nation’s brightest researchers in the fields of photovoltaics, thin film semiconductors, energy systems integration, and other renewable energy research.  Patrick’s in-house practice included developing NREL’s portfolio of patents, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing advice and counsel to laboratory management, supporting technology transfer licensing executives, assisting in the development and negotiation of technology partnership agreements, conducting IP related investigations, management of outside patent counsel, and conducting IP training sessions for laboratory personnel.  Previously, Patrick began his legal career with Fogg and Powers, closely working with clients to craft their intellectual property portfolios to achieve their strategic business objectives.

Patrick earned his law degree, cum laud, from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  Patrick was selected as Recent Developments Editor for the school’s Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law (now the Lewis & Clark Law Review) and was twice published by the journal.  While in law school, Patrick also worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).  Patrick received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He also holds a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, and a master of business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Prior to law school, Patrick served as a principal engineer for the Nuclear Division of Florida Power and Light Company. Stationed at the St. Lucie nuclear power plant, his primary responsibilities included reactor control systems and process instrumentation, radiation monitoring systems, high voltage power distribution systems, and the emergency diesel generators. Patrick is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida (currently inactive status.)

Patrick is a licensed attorney in Minnesota, Colorado, and Wyoming and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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