Texas Bar Foundation Honors Patterson + Sheridan Founding Partner B. Todd Patterson
B. Todd Patterson, founding partner of the IP law firm Patterson + Sheridan LLP, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvements of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Mr. Patterson’s contributions to the legal profession.
Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership has grown from an initial 255 Charter Fellows in 1965 to more than 8,500 Fellows throughout Texas today.
The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. Founded in 1965 by lawyers determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using the financial contributions of its membership to build a strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has distributed more than $16 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services.
Patterson + Sheridan LLP is an intellectual property firm with 67 attorneys located in offices in Houston; Dallas; Palo Alto; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Shrewsbury, New Jersey. The firm is celebrating its 20
th 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.