Pat Patnode is President of GE Ventures Licensing. The Licensing team is responsible for accelerating innovation and growth for partners by providing access to GE technologies and inventions through licensing and joint development partnerships. Prior to becoming President, Pat was General Counsel and managed the GE Ventures legal team that is responsible for all legal and compliance needs for the various Ventures business units. The legal team’s practice areas span numerous industries and subject areas including securities, intellectual property, complex commercial and licensing transactions and litigation. Pat joined GE Ventures from GE Global Research where he served as the Chief Compliance Officer, managing compliance for the GE Global Research Centers around the world.
Pat received his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School and his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University. Pat and his wife Cyndi reside in Saratoga Springs, New York, with their children Taylor, Drew and Lauren and their boxer Lucy.