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Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins

Cummins Intellectual Property (IP) Law PLLC
  • Patents, Intellectual Property, Products Liability ...
  • California, Washington
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Patrick was recommended to me by another patent lawyer, whose opinions I greatly respect, and my discussions with Patrick about patent and litigation legal matters and other nonwork-related matters have been excellent.
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A. K. May 11, 2023
Positive IP Issue Resolution Patrick represented me in a case of an unauthorized use of a photograph. His communication was prompt - and I immediately knew I was in good hands. The matter was settled in my favor. We were up against a much larger firm and Patrick was firm, professional, and effective in the negotiations. He secured us a substantial but fair settlement.
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Biography

With a passion for safeguarding intellectual property, I collaborate closely with individuals and businesses to craft robust strategies for protection and enforcement. My track record includes successfully securing monetary damages from unscrupulous entities and diligently prosecuting infringers at every recovery stage—from issuing initial demand letters to engaging in federal litigation. I have also personally drafted 300+ patent applications related to various technologies including computer hardware, software, various mechanical devices, and some chemical-related products.

My technical acumen, grounded in a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, empowers me to navigate the complexities of various technologies often at the heart of cases. This technical foundation is complemented by my extensive experience in addressing unfair competition matters, with a particular focus on issues emanating from the Lanham Act, such as false advertising and false association.

I am committed to providing legal representation on a contingency basis for certain clients who may lack the resources to redress significant injustices or who represent underserved communities. Feel free to reach out with any inquiries or concerns. I am available for preliminary discussions via phone, video, or in-person meetings over coffee if you are in the vicinity. Thank you for considering my services, and I wish you the best in your pursuit of justice.

Practice Areas
Patents
Patent Litigation
Intellectual Property
Products Liability
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising
Additional Practice Areas
  • Unfair Competition
  • Copyright Infringement
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 294400
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 61134
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Intellectual Property Attorney / Owner
Cummins Intellectual Property (IP) Law PLLC
- Current
- Enforcing various intellectual property rights through Federal litigation involving issues such as Patents, Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Copyright Infringement, among other issues - Recovering from intellectual property infringers through efficient and effective litigation - Sending cease and desist letters, negotiating settlements, and finally initiating litigation when necessary - Occasionally representing on contingency to assist underserved small and medium-sized clients - Drafting and prosecuting patent applications (300+) for a variety of clients, including those specializing in IoT devices, consumer health products and devices, automated assistants, machine learning, wearable devices, among other subject matter - Advising on a variety of other intellectual property and legal issues
Intellectual Property Attorney
Middleton Reutlinger
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- Drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, edge computing, automated assistants, image processing, user interfaces, IoT devices, power management circuits/devices, search applications, vehicle control systems, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, training equipment, wearable devices, health management systems, among other subject matter - Managing dockets for foreign and domestic companies, including some of the largest hardware/software companies in the world - Providing opinions on matters related to patent litigation and inter partes review - Conducting mining sessions with clients/inventors to help expand the variety of embodiments available for inclusion in various patent filings - Training associates and interns in patent drafting, patent prosecution, MPEP topics, examiner interaction, claim drafting, among other areas of patent prosecution
Intellectual Property Attorney
Downey Brand
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- Drafted, for one of the largest computer and software companies in the world, patent applications that included subject matter related to software, hardware, signal processing, power management, semiconductor substrates, networking, content licenses, payment systems, manufacturing, control systems, device testing, display circuits, encryption, wireless communications, various circuit components, and various other subject matter - Attended and conducted dozens of invention disclosure meetings with many inventors from a large computer/software company, which involved preparing questions in advance and brainstorming invention modifications that might be worth discussing - Managed electrical and computer related dockets for the law firm by meeting deadlines, coordinating with other associates, and creating quality work product
Intellectual Property Attorney
Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice
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- Personally led client through multiple in-person interviews at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia, which resulted the allowance of multiple patent applications - Performed many of the duties described above with respect to Downey Brand (see above), as I transitioned from Womble Carlyle to continue working with a partner who left Womble Carlyle to join Downey Brand
Patent Examiner in Electrical Arts
United States Patent and Trademark Office
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- Examined patents submitted by domestic and international inventors, and interviewed many attorneys to help make progress with their patent filings - Primary area of search and prosecution was control systems, which acted as a default area for many patent applications related to control circuits, device manufacturing, artificial intelligence, IOT devices, and power systems - Performed prior art searches and wrote office actions related to computer and electrical patent applications - Used a variety of software tools available at the USPTO to perform prior art searching and docketing tasks, such as tracking my production to help me meet or exceed my quarterly quotas
Education
University of Dayton School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Honors: CALI Awards for Final Class Grades
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University of Louisville
M.S. (2009) | Electrical Engineering
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Honors: Academic Honors
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University of Louisville
B.S. (2008) | Electrical Engineering
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Honors: Academic Honors
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Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association  # 61134
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California  # 294400
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Cummins Intellectual Property (IP) Law PLLC Homepage
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. I am forwarding this note from my 96 year old Father :
A: Thanks for sending your question. Please reach out to me if you are still looking for assistance. As a copyright owner, your grandfather may have a cause of action for this injustice.
Q. Industrial Distributors Uline & Global Industrial sold my product for 10 yrs and then as sales grew knocked it off .
A: You may still have recourse if the infringement occurred during the lifetime of the patent. I could provide a more substantive answer if you can provide some additional details. Please feel free to reach out to me here or through my website CumminsIP.com. Thank you!
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Cummins IP PLLC
3426 Pepperhill Rd
Louisville, KY 40502
Telephone: (502) 445-9880
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