B. Todd Patterson

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Houston, Texas

Patterson + Sheridan LLP
B. Todd Patterson
Patterson + Sheridan LLP

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1994

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Patterson + Sheridan LLP

24 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77046 Visit website


A well-seasoned intellectual property (IP) attorney based in Houston, Texas, attorney B. Todd Patterson established his own firm – Patterson + Sheridan LLP in 1996, with the intention of making his clients successful and protecting their creations. One of the early pioneers in the field of IP law, he has expanded his empire to one that employs 90-plus attorneys and has multiple offices across the states of Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, California and New Jersey.

Equipped with a treasure trove of experiences gained over three decades of professional practice, Mr. Patterson covers matters involving trademark and brand protection; technology, licensing and IP transactions; mergers and acquisitions; communication technology; litigation and dispute resolution; and more. He takes on cases transcending the boundaries of sectors such as biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, chemical, electronic and semiconductor technologies, nanotechnology, oil and gas services, and medical devices and procedures.

Drawing from his in-depth understanding of the trade, Mr. Patterson combines his impeccable eye for excellence and astute advice to aid companies in capitalizing on their patent portfolios. Well-versed in the technical processes pertaining to the trades of fuels and lubricants chemical solutions, clean technologies and energy operations, he offers sophisticated guidance and strategized action plans for his clients to resolve their issues. He also utilizes his skills to defend patentees and third parties in proceedings of reexamination and re-issue. 

Tackling issues head-on, Mr. Patterson strives to offer practical and sustainable solutions that help his clients mitigate risks and maximize their profits. Serving clients across domains from startups to Fortune 500 companies, he has received several accolades for his dedicated service, including a selection to the Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS list (Patent Star). 

Mr. Patterson earned his J.D. with honors from the South Texas College of Law Houston in 1993. He has an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Baylor University (1988). He has secured admissions to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Practice areas

Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions

Focus areas

Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Trademarks

  • 70% Intellectual Property
  • 20% Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10% Mergers & Acquisitions

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Smart Strategies for Protecting AI-Based Inventions, 09.13.18
  • 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, February 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
  • Lawyer of the Year - Patent Law (Houston), Best Lawyers® 2021
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, Patent Star 2022
  • 'Texas Super Lawyer' in Intellectual Property and Patent Law, Thomson Reuters, 2013 - 2023
  • 'The Best Lawyers in America' in Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Law, Best Lawyers®, 2013-2024
  • Texas' Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers® 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013 - 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Western Districts of Texas
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas Dental Branch
  • Baylor University, B.S., Major: Science, 1990
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Baylor University’s academics and athletics, Supporter
  • Baylor University Leadership Council
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Representative Clients:
  • Weatherford International
  • IBM
  • Exxon Mobil
Industry Groups:
  • Biotechnology + Pharmaceuticals; Counseling + Strategic Insight
  • Chemical
  • Communications Technologies
  • Electronics + Semiconductor Technologies
  • Internet
  • Medical Devices + Procedures
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil +Gas Services

Office location for B. Todd Patterson

24 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77046

Phone: 713-577-4801


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

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