Mr. Patin has over 15 years experience in intellectual property (IP) matters involving valuation, IP management, licensing, finance, patent infringement disputes, and business transactions. His client engagements have often involved leading-edge and early-stage technologies where he developed extensive expertise in the areas of software, electronics and biotech. With professional experience spanning over 25 years, he has advised business and attorney clients on issues regarding economic impact, financial forecasting and modeling, market and operations analysis, damages in commercial litigation, business due diligence and risk assessment in both the public and private sectors.
An Economics graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Patin has held senior positions in several industry leading litigation support and valuation firms analyzing economic damages in breach of contract, dealer termination, antitrust, intellectual property and other issues. He has testified as an expert on issues ranging from contract compliance to lost profits to the value of intellectual assets in business disputes. Over 50 of his business and patent valuations have affected several hundred million dollars in cash flow for his clients.
Since 1995, Mr. Patin has run his own business offering specialized software products and financial/business process modeling and consulting services. Among his achievements was the development of a software implemented process for internal team management of IP technology at The Dow Chemical Company and the implementation of an intellectual property process improvement program for best-practices in managing over 200 product technology projects at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and Samsung Electronics Corporation. Other clients for valuation and IP strategy assignments have included Air Products & Chemicals, Boeing, Caterpillar, Exxon, Ford Global Technologies, Honeywell, Microsoft, and Weyerhaeuser.
Mr. Patin also has conducted technology process management and valuation training for international organizations inKorea and Singapore and for two NASA space centers in the U.S. on behalf of the National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC). He has also delivered seminar presentations on valuation issues and business transaction IP due diligence for the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, Licensing Executives Society, World Research Group, and Center for Business Intelligence.
If not studying economic history and writing social commentary in his spare time, Mr. Patin is an avid blues-rock guitarist and music writer.