Patrick C. Bottini



Patrick Bottini assists clients in complex litigation, focusing on intellectual property. He counsels clients on patent litigation, copyright litigation, and false advertising and defamation litigation, with a specialty for deconstructing complex legal and technical issues for lay audiences. His experience includes numerous cases in federal court spanning various intellectual property regimes, as well as complex product liability and employment matters.

Legal Design

Patrick is a founding member of the firm’s Design Lab, focusing on visual advocacy and communication. Patrick is one of the firm’s leading authorities on the application of visual design principles to legal practice and has applied that expertise to various trials, oral arguments and motions papers in federal court.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Notre Dame Law School
J.D. magna cum laude (2013)

St. Olaf College
B.A. in Political Science (2007)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Patent Litigation Insights: A Conversation With Judge Jack Blakey
    Notre Dame IP and Tech Law CLE, July 25, 2019
  • Key Copyright Developments and Cases of 2018-19
    The IP Book, 2019
  • Harnessing Creativity in the Legal Practice
    University of St. Thomas School of Law, April 2018, 2019
  • Excuse Me, Is This Store Regular and Established? Defining the Outer Boundaries of Patent Venue
    Federal Circuit Bar Association, April 2019
  • Patent Venue: Developments and Strategies
    Presenter, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, January 2019
  • Don’t Make It Look Pretty — Applying Visual Design Principles to Enhance Legal Advocacy
    2018 Minnesota State Bar Association Convention, 2018
  • Visual Advocacy: Using Brain Science for Better Results
    Minnesota CLE, 2018
  • Developments in the Law of Patent Remedies
    The IP Book, 2016-17
  • Making the System Work — Addressing Biases and Barriers to Justice in Our Criminal Justice System
    Moderator, July 2017
  • Visual Advocacy
    Panelist, Midwest IP Institute, 2017

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Binger Center for New Americans
  • Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • Notre Dame Law School — Dean's Fellowship Circle, Harold A. Weber Moot Court Award
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