Patrick is Senior Policy Counsel for Free Expression and International Relations at Google. Prior to that, he led government relations and regulatory strategy for the market entry of regulated Competitive Local Exchange Carriers like NextG Networks (now Crown Castle) other telecommunications firms. From 1994 through 2001, Patrick worked at Tetra Tech Communications as a Director of Operations and led teams that oversaw the buildout of telecommunications networks in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and other places. Outside the technology sector, Patrick is the co-founder and partner in PRMM Inmobiliaria S.A. de C.V. which invests in Mexico. In 2004, Patrick founded the PSR Law Firm, LLC which is currently run by his wife, Wendy.
In addition to these professional activities, since 2004, Patrick actively contributes to academia through affiliations with the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was the faculty director and chief academic officer for the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law, and (currently) the currently Vice Chair of the ITP Advisory Board. Additionally, Patrick holds an appointment as a Senior Affiliated Researcher at the Interdisiciplinary Centre for Law & ICT at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has authored or co-authored more than two dozen law-review articles. Patrick studied at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where he received a joint BA/MBA magna cum laude and holds three additional degrees in law: a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin with Honors, an Executive Master of International Business Law from the Universität St. Gallen (Switzlerand), and a PhD. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Patrick is married with two children and speaks Spanish, French and German.