Patrick Norton is a trial lawyer with significant experience representing clients in their most important intellectual property matters. Patrick represents both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving a wide variety of technologies, and has extensive experience in medical device litigation, representing Johnson & Johnson in such cases since joining Jones Day in 1998. In addition to patent litigation, Patrick has handled cases involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and noncompetition agreements. He has litigation in both state and federal courts, and also has extensive experience in arbitrations.
Patrick has first chair trial experience, including representing Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes in a license dispute relating to the company's posterior cervical spine fixation system. Patrick has also represented DePuy Orthopaedics in patent infringement and license disputes, including cases involving hip and knee implants. Some of Patrick's other notable victories include representing DePuy Spine in two patent infringement trials relating to spinal implants. Patrick was a member of the trial team in an initial jury trial that resulted in an award of $26 million, and was second chair for a second jury trial on the same patent that resulted in an award of $179 million on a different product after affirmance by the Federal Circuit.
Patrick is a member of the American Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Prior to attending law school, Patrick was a three year starter and letter winner on the football team at Northwestern University.
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. cum laude 1998; Contributing Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review); Northwestern University (B.S. 1993)
- Ohio, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Eastern District of Texas, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit