Pat Patnode

Job Title: President
Company: General Electric

Pat Patnode, President of GE Licensing, leads a team of over 50 global Licensing professionals working to create value from GE’s extensive portfolio of intellectual property.  Under Pat’s leadership, GE Licensing has expanded beyond traditional patent licensing to offer creative and innovate solutions to help partners access GE’s 50,000+ patents, the GE trademark and the inventions that come from the thousands of scientists at GE’s Global Research Centers and across GE’s Business Units of Aviation, Healthcare, Energy and Digital.  GE Licensing also works with outside entities to create stronger portfolios of patents and brings intellectual property from outside GE to create more complete solutions.  GE Licensing has active programs in materials, electronics, software, electrification of transportation, power generation, wearables, healthcare, and many other areas. 

Before becoming President of GE Licensing in early 2016, Pat was General Counsel and managed the Legal team for GE Ventures, responsible for all legal and compliance needs for the various business units.  The legal team’s practice areas span numerous industries and subject areas including securities, intellectual property, litigation and complex commercial & licensing transactions.

Previously, Pat served as the Chief Compliance Officer for GE Global Research.  He managed compliance for the GE Global Research Centers around the world, including sites in India, China and Germany.

Pat graduated cum laude from Albany Law School and holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.

Pat and his wife, Cyndi, reside in Saratoga Springs, New York, with their three children and Pat is based at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY.