Patrick Solon is a trial and appellate attorney for businesses in major civil disputes. He has a wide range of experience in commercial and intellectual property litigation, with wins in cases involving patent, trademark, trade secret, competition, employment, fraud, defamation, attorney liability and various contract and statutory claims.
Patrick has appeared in federal and state courts in thirty states. He has guided clients in all stages of litigation through trial and appeal up to the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Patrick has represented manufacturing, technology and consumer-product companies, service businesses and law firms. In the intellectual property area, Patrick often helps companies protect their investments in technology, products and brands. He spent eleven years helping a Wisconsin food company prevail against ten different infringers of its patents. Court wins included a $25 million jury verdict and two appeals in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has removed dozens of knock-off products from the market for brands including Kwikset, Pfister, TayMac and ThinOptics.
Patrick also has represented plaintiffs in pro bono civil rights cases. In the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, he argued one of the first cases applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to mental illness.
Patrick attended the University of Michigan Law School, graduating cum laude in 1991. He also received a BBA degree from Michigan in 1986.