B. Todd Patterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Houston, TX

Patterson + Sheridan LLP
 | 24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 713-623-4844
Fax: 713-623-4846
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (70%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (10%)
Attorney Profile

B. Todd Patterson has been instrumental in making Patterson + Sheridan one of the largest and highly regarded intellectual property law firms in Houston, Texas. Representing clients throughout the state and around the country, including Exxon Mobil Corporation, Weatherford International and IBM, he handles a variety of matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, risk assessment, litigation and risk management. Other clients that he assists include software developers, chemical engineering firms, oil and gas operators, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and wind, solar and other alternative energy companies. Mr. Patterson also has extensive licensing experience.

A Texas native, Mr. Patterson spent his undergraduate years at Baylor University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry. He then studied law at what was then known as South Texas College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1993. Mr. Patterson was an associate with another Houston firm before founding the predecessor to Patterson + Sheridan in 1996. Admitted to practice in Texas, he is also admitted to practice before several federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Patterson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2015. He is an active participant in several professional groups, including the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. Mr. Patterson is also a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Intellectual Property
  • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Mergers & Acquisitions
Focus Areas

Intellectual Property Law


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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About Todd Patterson

Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.pattersonsheridan.com/b-todd-patterson/


  • Texas' Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers® 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013 - 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 5 (The Markman Process and Claim Construction)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Baylor University’s academics and athletics, Supporter
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Metabolite Labs: The Big One that Got Away The National Law Journal by Todd Patterson and Keith M. Tackett, August 28, 2006
  • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending, December 16, 2016
  • Fed. Circ. Clarifies Venue Selection In Patent CasesLaw 360 Jayme Partridge, May 02, 2016 - Todd Patterson and Kyrie Cameron
  • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending, November 6, 2015
  • Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending, November 7, 2014
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae Altera Corporation, HTC Corporation, HTC America, Inc., SmugMug, Inc. and Weatherford International in Support of Petitioner, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, No. 12-786, United States Supreme Court, Febuary 28, 2014 - Jerry R. Selinger, B. Todd Patterson, Gero G. McClellan
  • Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending, January 24, 2014
  • Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending, May 10, 2013

Representative Clients:

  • Weatherford International
  • IBM
  • Exxon Mobil

Educational Background:

  • The University of Texas Dental Branch
  • Baylor University, B.S., Major: Science, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Biotechnology + Pharmaceuticals; Counseling + Strategic Insight
  • Chemical
  • Communications Technologies
  • Electronics + Semiconductor Technologies
  • Internet
  • Medical Devices + Procedures
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil +Gas Services
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Office Location for B. Todd Patterson

24 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77046

Phone: 713-623-4844

Fax: 713-623-4846

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Last Updated: 1/22/2020

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