Michael Ryan Patrick is an attorney and author and is frequently quoted in well-known media. Michael Patrick is known for working on intellectual property cases against some of the world's largest companies, including a partial role against Fisher-Price, Inc. More recently, Michael Patrick was featured in the August 2010 edition of the National Defense Magazine for his views on the rising costs of anti-bribery, anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. Michael Patrick was also an attorney on an amicus brief in the widely covered Fox Television Studios v. FCC case. The case was decided on July 13, 2010 by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that the FCC's policy violates the First Amendment because it is unconstitutionally vague, creating a chilling effect that goes far beyond the fleeting expletives that were at issue. The FCC's order and the indecency policy underlying it was struck down. Michael Patrick has also worked on behalf of GLOCK, Jessica Simpson, Jay Geils and numerous others.
Michael is a Partner with Renzulli Law Firm, LLP. He handles high profile matters and issues for prominent individuals and corporations, including celebrities, artists, musicians and major manufacturers. Michael's practice is rooted in intellectual property, music and entertainment matters, but he has also been extensively involved in complex litigation matters, global intellectual property protection, product development, corporate matters, branding and public relations.
Michael has frequently been featured in the media. Michael was a featured contributor in a notable episode of CNBC's hit series "American Greed". He has also been featured in numerous publications addressing cutting edge legal issues. Michael's article "Sellers Beware: New Breed of Aggressive Plaintiffs Hunt Expired Patent Numbers on Products and Product Literature; Demand Billions" was featured in the leading on-line intellectual property publication IPFrontline Magazine. In 2011, NBC's popular how-to blog, Inc. Well quoted Michael in the article "How to Learn From Groupon's Legal Scrapes." His articles have also appeared in numerous other publications.
Representative matters include:
Francesca Records, et al v. Geils Unlimited, LLC (District of Massachusetts); MGA Entertainment, Inc. v. Bravado (Supreme Court of the State of New York); B-402339.3, Sig Sauer, Inc., July 23, 2010 (Government Accounting Office); Patent Group, LLC v. GLOCK, Inc. (E.D. Texas); IP Forensics, LLC v. GLOCK, Inc. (E.D. Texas); San Francisco Technology v. Magnum Research, Inc. (D. Minn.); United States v. Goncalves, et al. (District of Columbia); Pilot Corp. of America v. Fisher-Price (District of Connecticut)
Michael Patrick is a graduate of the University of Virginia and The George Washington University Law School. His articles have appeared in The Licensing Journal; IP Litigator; Eastern Water Law; Hartford Business Journal; Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter; and Environmental Liabilities, Enforcement and Penalties Reporter. Michael Patrick was a featured participant in CNBC's American Greed episode addressing Marc Dreier.