Patrick T. Skacel


Areas of Practice

Patrick’s practice focuses on a broad range of patent matters, primarily in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry.  He has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, rendering invalidity, freedom to operate, non-infringement, and patentability opinions, and providing strategic advice and counseling to clients on their patent portfolios. His work also has included performing comprehensive IP due diligence in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and capital investments, and he has been involved in various aspects of adversarial patent proceedings.


While a student at Fordham Law School, Patrick served as a Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal.  Before earning his law degree, he gained biotechnology research experience in both academic and industry settings, where he researched mammalian receptor systems and their functions, and evaluated the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of investigational new drugs and drug candidates.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

  • Albright College, B.S., Biology

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • District of Columbia

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office