Patrick Muir*

Counsel/Of Counsel

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Patrick Muir, Of Counsel at FH+H, has worked with patents for more than 20 years. Mr. Muir provides a wide variety of patent counseling services to his clients, including negotiation of patent licenses and patent acquisitions, pre-litigation preparation, patent litigation support, and validity- and infringement-related analysis and opinions. 

Mr. Muir continues to draft patent applications and prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), leveraging his client counseling experience. Mr. Muir also focuses his career on licensing and strategic patent procurement, often in the high-tech electronics industry. He has negotiated patent licenses involving many of the world’s largest electronics companies, including Qualcomm, Motorola, Lucent, Freescale, Agere, Honeywell, OnSemi, Samsung Electronics, Hitachi, TI, AMD, Toshiba, Matsushita and STMicro, as well as many smaller companies.

Prior to joining FH+H, Mr. Muir was in-house counsel to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., where he managed U.S.-based patent litigations for Samsung’s semiconductor and liquid display business units, as well as negotiated patent license agreements on behalf of Samsung with competitors, universities, and non-practicing entities.

Mr. Muir has significant experience in semiconductor, telecommunication, Internet, and consumer electronics technologies, including semiconductor manufacturing, memories, microprocessors, LEDs, CMOS image sensors, wireless networks (Wi-Fi, wireless mesh), wireless communications (OFDM, CDMA), smart cards, optical waveguides, and so on. Mr. Muir’s early career included experience as a patent examiner at the USPTO and as a patent associate at D.C. area law firms.

In addition to being Of Counsel to FH+H, Mr. Muir owns Muir Patent Law.

*Patrick Muir is only licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Experience

Experience
  • Partner, Muir Patent Law PLLC
  • Patent Attorney, Samsung Electronics
  • Patent Examiner, USPTO

Education, Certifications + Licenses

Education
  • J.D., George Mason School of Law (Patent Track)
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Certifications + Licenses
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • USPTO (Registered Patent Attorney)

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