Patrick J. Daugherty, Partner

Patrick is a registered patent attorney. He specializes in the preparation and prosecution of US and international applications for patent, trademark, design, plant, copyright, and related intellectual property rights; performing patentability searches; and preparing non-infringement, invalidity, freedom to use, and opposition opinions. He also helps clients monetize and protect intellectual property assets through negotiating licensing, assignment, trade secret, confidentiality, and other business agreements, and enforcing those rights in a court of law.

Patrick’s intellectual property subject matter expertise includes data science and large data set analysis, image data acquisition and processing, video analytics, electronic circuitry and associated programmable devices, service-oriented architecture and service technology, computer networking and data packet communications, processing chip structures and design, medical imaging and instrumentation, metal and substrate treatment and conditioning, and a rich variety of commercial and consumer tooling, appliances and associated articles.

Patrick also served as a professional firefighter while developing his intellectual property practice, until retiring in 2008 as a Captain of the Cleveland Fire Department. These services included interpretation and criminal, civil, and administrative law enforcement of fire, life safety, building, hazardous materials codes, referenced standards, and command of fire companies and fire stations while providing emergency medical and fire suppression services to the public.


  • Studies in electrical engineering and applied physics, Case Western Reserve University, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, class of 1982
  • B.A., communications, Cleveland State University, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Cleveland, Ohio, 1987
  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993

Registrations / Admissions

  • Ohio State Courts, Reg. No. 61,519, 1993
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Reg. No. 41,697, 1998
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2004


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association