Current metal/metal oxide patterning techniques typically involve photolithography, an expensive, time-consuming process, and/or a vacuum system, which also adds significantly to the cost. In this study, fabrication of metal oxide upper electrodes for Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 (PZT) memories by metallorganic decomposition (MOD) was coupled with laser beam patterning. Metal oxide organic precursors were treated with an absorption-enhancing dye and were spun on to ferroelectric PZT films followed by selective area laser beam exposure. This technique was employed to pattern RuO2 and (La,Sr)CoO3 electrodes. A variety of patterns (dot, line, and circular) were prepared which demonstrates the suitability of laser patterning for a variety of applications. The minimum power density required to generate a continuous conductive oxide pattern was found to be approximately 2.5 kW/cm2 at a scan speed of 25 mm/min. Resistivity values for the patterned lines were 660 Ω-cm for RuO2 and 59 mΩ-cm for LSCO.