Maggie Martin, Associate

Skilled patent lawyer and technical writer

Maggie has been impressing colleagues and clients since she co-published an academic paper on physical chemistry at the age of 18. Today, that same tenacity drives her work protecting clients' inventions and intellectual property rights, particularly in the areas of internet and communications technologies. She began at Patterson + Sheridan as an intern preparing provisional applications and drafting responses to office actions.

Maggie received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, competing on the school's moot court team as well as in the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition. As a law student, she worked as a technical writer for a consulting firm developing R&D tax credits as part of its complex software team. This experience gave Maggie a running start on drafting technical documents with respect to legal statutes, a valuable foundation for her patent work today.

An ardent researcher with a background in geophysics (and a green thumb)

Prior to law school, Maggie studied geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. As an undergraduate research assistant, she spent most of her time collecting seismic surveys in the field and interpreting them in the lab using Bayesian modelling and computational signal processing techniques. She also spent a summer as a research fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Maggie is a team player. Clients love working with her because she's genuinely enthusiastic about her work and can deliver the hard truth when needed. When she's not in the office, you can likely find Maggie in her garden. She also enjoys reading, coffee and exploring the outdoors with friends.

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., The University of Houston Law Center, 2021
  • B.S., cum laude, Geophysics, The University of Oklahoma, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Houston Intellectual Property Association (HIPLA)
  • Nancy Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court