Counsel

Patrick M. Torre

Patrick M. Torre is a Patent Attorney in the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property protection strategy, including counseling clients on infringement, validity, and patentability, patent drafting, prosecution and appellate proceedings, trademark prosecution, copyright, trade secrets and transfer, and licensing of intellectual property. Pat brings a strong scientific background to his practice, including lab research experience in the areas of nutrition, immunology, biotechnology, and life sciences.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Copyright Basics

Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance (KYIPA) News, March 1, 2024

Trade Secrets Basics

Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance (KYIPA) News, March 1, 2024

USPTO Issues Enablement Guidelines Following Amgen v. Sanofi

Legal Overview of Protecting Client and Business Information

19th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, Lexington, KY April 18-19, 2023

Trademark Law Developments in the Metaverse

Scammers are Now Impersonating the USPTO: What You Need to Know

Metaverse 3D Replicas Spark Open Questions Over IP Protections

by Kelcee Griffis, Bloomberg Law, August 15, 2022

Intellectual Property in the Metaverse

Recent Patent Program Updates by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Stites & Harbison adds four IP attorneys

by Haley Cawthon, KYINNO, September 27, 2021

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association, Member; IP Law Section, Member; IP Law Section, CLE Subcommittee; IP Law Section, Public and Professional Affairs Committee
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Pat was previously with King & Schickli PLLC, a Lexington intellectual property boutique firm. Prior to joining King & Schickli, Pat served as in-house Corporate Counsel to Alltech, Inc.

Accolades

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2021-23)

BioTN, Mentor, March 2023

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Client Alerts

Protecting Employer Proprietary Information Following the FTC's Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on April 23, 2024 issued a rule banning future non-compete agreements with limited exceptions. The FTC rule bans virtually all non-compete agreements for employees and independent contractors. Pre-existing non-compete agreements with senior executives remain enforceable, but new non-competes with senior executives are not. Likewise, non-competes entered into pursuant to a sale of a business or person’s ownership stake in a business are exempt from the FTC rule. Pat Torre takes a look at the rule in this Stites & Harbison Client

by Patrick M. Torre June 20, 2024
Client Alerts

USPTO Issues Enablement Guidelines Following Amgen v. Sanofi

On January 10, 2024, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released Guidelines for Assessing Enablement in Utility Applications and Patents in View of the Supreme Court Decision in Amgen Inc. et al. v. Sanofi et al. The Guidelines are intended to inform U.S. patent examiners and the public about the process to be followed when assessing whether a claim satisfies the enablement requirement under 35 U.S.C. 112(a), after the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Amgen v. Sanofi. IP attorney Patrick Torre takes a look at the guidelines in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Patrick M. Torre January 17, 2024
Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on "IP Stars" 2023 list

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2023 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 25, 2023
Client Alerts

Trademark Law Developments in the Metaverse

The Metaverse (or “Web 3.0”) provides varying levels of access to three-dimensional environments for various decentralized activities such as gaming, commerce, social media, dissemination of authenticated digital assets such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrency, and others. Participants can engage in any number of virtual reality activities and transactions with others at any conceivable virtual location, whether based in reality or in fantasy. Not surprisingly, trademark law has now reached the Metaverse.

by Patrick M. Torre May 03, 2023
Events

19th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute

Date: 5/18/23 - 5/19/23

Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Stites & Harbison attorneys Trevor Graves, Jim Seiffert, Jack Seiffert and Patrick Torre will be presenters at this year's Business Associations Law Institute in Lexington May 18 & 19, 2023.

Trevor T. Graves , Patrick M. Torre , and Alison M. Zeitlin April 28, 2023
Client Alerts

Scammers are Now Impersonating the USPTO: What You Need to Know

Recently the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice pertaining to a recent development in fraudulent communications pertaining to U.S. Trademark registrations and registration applications. Scammers are and have been accessing publicly available Trademark information and directly contacting applicants/registrants.

by Patrick M. Torre March 06, 2023
Client Alerts

The Twelve Days of I.P. Christmas

As we come to the end of the year, the members of the Intellectual Property and Technology group at Stites & Harbison took time to reflect upon some of the amazing things that have occurred in the world of Intellectual Property. In a light-hearted review of some of our favorite finds from 2022, please enjoy our own take on the classic carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

by Joel T. Beres , Jeffrey A. Haeberlin , James Hayne , Thomas J. Mihill (TJ), B. Aaron Schulman , Gary N. Stewart (Nick), and Patrick M. Torre December 14, 2022
Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2022 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2022 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 08, 2022