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Patterson + Sheridan Names Two New Partners

Intellectual property boutique law firm Patterson + Sheridan LLP has promoted Houston associates Chad Dougherty and Steven Roberts to partner.

Chad Dougherty began his legal career at Patterson + Sheridan in 2007. He has a chemical engineering background and is experienced in semiconductor technologies, industrial products and the oil and gas sector. Dougherty has served as a mentor to the firm's summer associates and also dedicates time to visiting high schools and teaching students about the legal profession. He graduated from Penn State University in 2006 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and obtained his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2009.

Steven Roberts started with the firm as a Technical Advisor in 2006. He is a former electrical design engineer and has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of complex technologies. Roberts graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1998 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and obtained his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2012.

Patterson + Sheridan LLP is an intellectual property law firm with 67 attorneys located in offices in Houston; Dallas; Palo Alto; Greensboro, North Carolina; Shrewsbury, New Jersey; and Yokohama, Japan. The firm celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.

Patterson + Sheridan offers a broad range of intellectual property services, including preparing and prosecuting patents, representing clients in litigation, dispute resolution, and post-grant proceedings and actions, and providing counseling and strategic insight to clients in a wide variety of industries. The firm has assisted companies in energy, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, clean technologies, communications technologies, complex software, consumer products, electronics and semiconductor technologies, financial technology and business methods, industrial products, internet-related technologies, medical devices and procedures, nanotechnology and optics.