Patrick Patnode


Patrick Patnode

Pat is President, of Licensing at GE. He is based in Niskayuna, NY and has been with the team since 2013.

Pat leads the team responsible for accelerating innovation and growth for partners by providing access to GE technologies and inventions through licensing and joint development partnerships.

Before becoming President of Licensing in early 2016, Pat was General Counsel and managed the GE Ventures legal team 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, complex commercial and licensing transactions, and litigation.

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.

He 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 boxer, Lucy.