Mr. B. Todd Patterson is the founding partner of Patterson + Sheridan, LLP, a national intellectual property and complex litigation law firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Mr. Patterson serves as the lead partner for several of the firm’s major clients, whom he advises regarding portfolio development and management, patent analysis, licensing, litigation, and risk assessment. Mr. Patterson has served as an expert witness in multiple patent law cases, as well as successfully defending both patentees and third parties in reexamination and reissue proceedings.
Mr. Patterson graduated from Baylor University with a BS in biology in 1990 after leaving early to attend the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He earned a law degree with honors from South Texas College of Law in 1993 and is licensed by the State Bar of Texas. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He also is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a master of the bench in the Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court. In addition to his professional affiliations, he currently serves on the regional board of Canine Companions for Independence and has served on the board of the South Texas College of Law Alumni Association.
Mr. Patterson is married to Amy, who also attended Baylor before graduating from Houston Baptist University. They are active members of Second Baptist Church Houston, Katy campus. They have two daughters: Darian Elizabeth Schmeltekopf (BS ’13), whose husband, Eric, is a Baylor graduate, and Emily Kate Conner (BS ’18), whose husband, William “Billy,” also is a Baylor graduate.