Marguerite “Becky” Patrick is an experienced in-house General Counsel and former Technology and IP Litigation Partner (Am Law 200 law firm) with expertise balancing domestic and global business objectives with legal compliance. She represents and advises various clients in the areas of data privacy, intellectual property portfolio management and protection, trade secrets, cybersecurity, social media, corporate drafting and negotiation, employment and risk mitigation, representing clients in Automotive, Cybersecurity, Energy, Entertainment, Fintech, Non-Profit, Start-up, SaaS and Technology sectors. She also has represented clients in intellectual property and technology matters, including disputes regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, Internet and e-commerce, intellectual property and technology licenses, co-development of technology, non-competition, false advertising, contractual relationships, and insurance coverage for intellectual property disputes.
Recognized as a business-oriented strategic thinker, strong communicator, negotiator, and collaborator with a strong track record of driving consensus among disparate stakeholders, Becky devotes the majority of her practice counseling clients on business issues and contract matters to help prevent litigation and mitigate risks when they occur.
She has been named to the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Trademark Law, Technology and Media Law, and Intellectual Property Law, honored as a Georgia Rising Star in Atlanta Magazine, recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of trademark, copyright, social media and e-commerce law at national and regional conferences and seminars.
Passionate about dispute resolution and with an understanding that IP is among the most important assets a business owns in an increasingly knowledge-driven economy and online environment, Becky counsels her clients to balance risk and opportunity while managing risk appropriately and utilizes her extensive negotiation skills to resolve disputes effectively and equitably.