University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Studies, 2003-2004
University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington,
Juris Doctor, 2000
Pac Rim Law and Policy Journal, 1997-2000
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Masters of Business Administration, August 1994
Norwegian School of Business Management (Handelshoyskolen BL), Oslo, Norway, Masters of Business Administration with International Emphasis, 1993
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, cum laude, graduate of Honors program, 1991
Executive Management Essentials, INSEAD Singapore, 2012


USPTO | Washington


Business Plan Judge and Presenter, Engaging Corporate and Strategic (Venture and Angel) Investors, sponsored by iDA Singapore and PlugandPlay Singapore, December 2012

Faculty, WIPO Academy, courses specializing on IP Management Techniques and Issues, WIPO Distance Learning Program, July 2010- present

Guest Lecturer, WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property, Sessions on Transfer of Technology, Licensing, and Intellectual Property Valuation, Daejon University, Daejon, Korea,
June 2010

Commentator/Panelist, Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in India, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan,
September 2008

Guest Lecturer, Patent Law Basics, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, June 2008

Adjunct Professor, Fundamentals of US Patent Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Rajiv Ghandi School of Law, Karagpur, India, September 2007

Übung Macht Den Meister, How US District Courts Can Better Adjudicate Patents by Learning from Germany's Specialized Courts, Center for Advanced Study of Intellectual Property (CASRIP) Newsletter, Winter 2000, Volume 7, Issue 1

Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Foreign and International Patent Law, Munich, Germany
April 1998- May 1999

Jim Patterson is a Partner at Bates & Bates and Co-Chair of the International Patent Group. Mr. Patterson joined Bates & Bates after working with Schlumberger Limited, as Senior Patent Counsel. Understanding that corporations are built on and maintain their position in the marketplace through innovation and monetization is tantamount to success in today's environment. The complex demands of the global economy and various patent offices require the implementation of a strategic plan for the advancement and maintenance of a viable patent portfolio.

Jim is a multilingual attorney, who brings the experience and tools necessary to safeguard a Client’s investment in research and development anywhere in the world. Mr. Patterson, and his team of experts, understand in depth the commercial implications of patent prosecution law as well as patent litigation, and work to partner with Clients to ensure that the portfolio management and enforcement is not only legally sound but also in concert with the business’ goals and budget.

Mr. Patterson, is proficient in English, Norwegian and German (oral and written) and also has a conversational understanding of Spanish and Thai.