• South Carolina
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Jeffrey S. Patterson

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Jeff Patterson is a partner in the Boston office of Nelson Mullins where he represents clients nationally in the areas of Intellectual Property, Antitrust, and Consumer Finance Litigation. Jeff also serves as a member of Nelson Mullins Executive Committee.


  • Litigates on behalf of corporations nationally at both the trial and appellate levels
  • Obtained a jury verdict in a matter of national first impression in a trademark infringement matter finding contributory liability against an SEO

Representative Cases

The following is a selected sampling of recent cases and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future litigation matter:

  • U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. v. Schumacher, 467 Mass. 421 (2014) (Supreme Judicial Court decision overturning dozens of Massachusetts trial court decisions which had required strict compliance with statutory right to cure notices pursuant to M.G.L. c. 244, § 35A)
  • Bose Corp. v. Ejaz, 732 F. 3d 17 (1st Cir. 2013) (affirming award of $350,000 in damages and enjoining defendant from further use of plaintiff's trademarks and resale of gray market electronics products abroad)
  • Melfi v. WMC Mortgage Corp. et al., 586 F.3d 309 (1st Cir. 2009) — decision affirming dismissal of borrower rescission claims under the Truth in Lending Act
  • Sonoco Products Company v. Physician's Health Plan, Inc., 338 F.3d 366 (4th Cir. 2003) — decision explaining the bounds of the complete preemptive effect of Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • United States ex rel. Becker v. Westinghouse Savannah River Company, 305 F.3d 284 (4th Cir. 2002) — decision applying government knowledge defense under Federal False Claims Act to affirm summary judgment
  • Carolina Care Plan, Inc. v. United Healthcare Services, Inc., 606 S.E.2d 752 (S.C. 2004) — decision addressing enforceability of arbitration clause in complex business dispute
  • RWE Nukem Corp. v. ENSR Corp., 644 S.E.2d 730 (S.C. 2007) — overturning trial court ruling on statute of limitations