Anthony J. Patek

San Francisco
Anthony J. Patek patent lawyer San Francisco


  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. 2003
  • Stanford University, M.S. Chemistry 1995
  • University of Michigan, B.S. Chemistry & Molecular Biology 1992

Prior Associations

  • HelixIP LLP (2011-2012)
  • The Bernstein Law Group (2009-2011)
  • Cooley LLP (2003-2005, 2007-2009)
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Edward C. Reed (2006)


Licensed to practice in California. Not licensed in any other states.

Mr. Patek is an attorney at Gutride Safier LLP. Prior to working with Gutride Safier LLP, Mr. Patek conducted complex litigation for Cooley, LLP and HelixIP LLP. At Cooley and HelixIP, Anthony represented Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, Inc. and Zenith Electronics in their efforts to enforce their patent portfolios against numerous infringers. Representing patent owner Evolutionary Intelligence, he defeated seven petitions for inter partes reviews, and won an eighth petition on the merits at trial before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has also represented major pharmaceutical and software companies and prestigious research universities in multi-million dollar lawsuits. He has also handled significant pro bono litigation and was the lead attorney for the petitioner in Mengstu. v. Holder, 560 F.3d 1055 (9th Cir. 2009), a decision establishing that victims of ethnicity-based civil wars are eligible for asylum.

Mr. Patek clerked for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, the Hon. Edward C. Reed. Anthony is a former Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Sub-Committees on Patent Infringement and Non-Practicing Entity Litigation.

Mr. Patek is a member of the California State Bar and numerous federal courts. He received his juris doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He received a master of science from Stanford University and his bachelor of science from University of Michigan.