Patrick Arenz handles high-stakes disputes for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small inventor-led companies, as well as individuals, with a particular focus on patent and copyright infringement matters, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract disputes, and business and individual tort cases.
Patrick served as co-lead counsel representing celebrity chef Chloe Coscarelli in a breach of contract dispute that went to arbitration, wherein he helped restore her interest as a 50% owner of the company that operates her namesake restaurants. The arbitrator also awarded more than $2 million in fees and costs. Patrick later won a federal court order preventing the company from selling the eponymous “by Chloe” trademark without her consent. He also served as co-lead trial counsel in Covidien v. Esch, securing a final judgment in excess of $2 million that held a former Covidien employee liable for breaching his contracts and disclosing and using confidential information to start his own company.
Patrick also served as trial counsel in Megdal Associates LLC v. La-Z-Boy, Inc., wherein the jury awarded his client, an inventor of power motion furniture, $5.7 million in damages and a judgment that La-Z-Boy, Inc., had breached its technology license agreement. La-Z-Boy later settled for $13.5 million while the case was pending on appeal.
Updated July 2021