Patrick Norton

Partner at Jones Day

 I joined the Positive Coaching Alliance because sports have had an incredible impact on my life. The lessons I learned as a young athlete helped me become the man I am today. Sports taught me the value of teamwork, hard work, discipline, leadership and sacrifice. The Positive Coaching Alliance helps to foster those values in today’s young athletes by working with coaches, parents and athletes. Sports also taught me to “pay it forward” and I want to do so by helping further PCA’s mission of creating better athletes and better people..” – Patrick Norton

Patrick Norton is a trial lawyer with significant experience
representing clients in their most important intellectual property
matters. Patrick represents both plaintiffs and defendants in cases
involving a wide variety of technologies, and has extensive
experience in medical device litigation, representing Johnson &
Johnson in such cases since joining Jones Day in 1998. In addition
to patent litigation, Patrick has handled cases involving breach of
contract, fraud, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets,
and noncompetition agreements. He has litigation in both state and
federal courts, and also has extensive experience in arbitrations.

Patrick has first chair trial experience, including representing
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes in a license dispute
relating to the company's posterior cervical spine fixation system.
Patrick has also represented DePuy Orthopaedics in patent
infringement and license disputes, including cases involving hip and
knee implants. Some of Patrick's other notable victories include
representing DePuy Spine in two patent infringement trials relating to
spinal implants. Patrick was a member of the trial team in an initial
jury trial that resulted in an award of $26 million, and was second
chair for a second jury trial on the same patent that resulted in an
award of $179 million on a different product after affirmance by the
Federal Circuit.

Patrick is a member of the American Bar Association and the Ohio
State Bar Association. Prior to attending law school, Patrick was a
three year starter and letter winner on the football team at
Northwestern University.

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