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Partner - Patrick M. Fahey

Patrick M. Fahey

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Pat heads the Firm's appellate group and also practices in the areas of business and intellectual property litigation. He represents clients in both state and federal courts in a variety of matters, including trademark, copyright, patent, unfair competition, and trade secrets cases.

Pat's patent litigation experience includes assessing patent damage claims, early assessment of patent validity, enforceability and infringement, and all aspects of Markman proceedings and appeals.

Before joining the firm, Pat was a law clerk to Judge Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge Dominic J. Squatrito and Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith, both of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Distinctions

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association 

Community Involvement

  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, Inc., Treasurer

Federal Anti-Cybersquatting and Trademark Infringement Claims

Successfully represented multinational information technology firm in federal anti-cybersquatting and trademark infringement claims against infringing Internet domain names.

Defense of Trademark Infringement Case Brought by Foreign Manufacturer

Defense of a trademark infringement action brought by a foreign manufacturer against an American distributor who owned the marks. The defense required translation of numerous documents from German to English and witness preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing held 2 weeks following service of the complaint. The preliminary injunction was denied. Following summary judgment in client's favor, case was tried to a jury on its counterclaim for breach of an oral distribution agreement and obtained verdict awarding damages and punitive damages. The verdict was upheld on appeal.  Dr. O.K. Wack Chemie, Gmblt v. Gay - Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 208 F.bd 202 (2000).
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Practice Areas

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Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1993, with honors
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, District of CO
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of MI
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of WI
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