John H. Barr, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation 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: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney John H. Barr, Jr., is a partner with Patterson + Sheridan and works primarily out of the firm's Houston, Texas, law office. A nationally ranked trial attorney with nearly 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Barr provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout Houston and all across the state who are dealing with complex and pressing legal issues involving commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, business torts and other serious matters.

    A veteran of dozens of trials and appeals, including more than 50 patent suits, Mr. Barr has achieved notable success fighting for the rights and interests of his clients, and he has successfully handled a wide range of legal issues in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Along with maintaining a successful trial and appellate practice, he has also achieved considerable success handling arbitrations as well as negotiating favorable settlements for his clients outside of court.

    At all turns, Mr. Barr strives to resolve his clients' matters in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, and he gained a reputation for his in-depth knowledge of the law, his outstanding legal abilities, and his impeccable ethical standards and professionalism. Among his honors, he has received perennial designation as a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property from Chambers USA since 2010, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    In addition, IAM Patent Litigation 250 voted him as one of the World's Leading Patent Practitioners in 2013, and Patent 1000 has named him among the World's Leading Patent Professionals for Intellectual Asset Management each year since 2011. Moreover, he has received a top ranking from Legal 500 for Energy: Litigation as well as recognition from IP Stars and the Houston Business Journal as among the top IP litigators in his area.

    A 1989 honors graduate of the University of the South, Mr. Barr obtained his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Texas as well as before the Western District of Michigan and the District of Colorado. He also holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th, 5th and federal circuits as well as before appellate courts in Texas and Pennsylvania.

    Active in his legal community, Mr. Barr is a member of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, and he serves as master of the bench with the Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court.

    AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 40%Business Litigation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006

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    About John Barr, Jr.

    Admitted: 1992, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2004-2006
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating
    • 20 Top IP Litigators in Houston, Houston Business Journal, 2011
    • Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management, 2011–Present
    • The Word's Leading Patent Practitioners, IAM Patent Litigation 250, 2013
    • Energy: Litigation, Legal 500, 2013
    • Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Chambers USA, 2010-Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    Educational Background:

    • Sewanee: The University of the South, with honors, B.A.
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    Office Location for John H. Barr, Jr.

    24 Greenway Plaza
    Suite 1600
    Houston, TX 77046

    Phone: 713-623-4844

    Fax: 713-623-4846

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