Patrick Yoder

Of Counsel

281-970-4545 ext. 110

Pat is a co-founder of Fletcher Yoder, and currently serves clients in an of counsel role. He has worked in a wide range of technologies, including industrial automation, medical devices and imaging, manufacturing systems, power and information systems, vehicle designs and controls, e-commerce platforms, oil and gas technologies, and industrial designs, to mention only a few. Pat helped pioneer the international sourcing of intellectual property, primarily with south Asia. His practice primarily focuses on strategic intellectual property development and portfolio management, both for established Fortune 500 clients and for promising startups.

An engineer by training, prior to joining Fletcher Yoder, Pat worked in systems design, marketing, and sales. His intellectual property and law experiences include international practice at the Cabinet Beau de Loménie in Paris, then at Arnold, White and Durkee in Houston, and at Foley and Lardner’s main office in Milwaukee.

Pat graduated with honors from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, followed by graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in feedback control systems. He received a French D.E.S.S. degree, with honors, in intellectual property law from the University of Paris, Panthéon; and a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School. He is admitted to the Texas and Wisconsin bars, and he is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Pat is also a registered professional engineer and has served on the faculty of Marquette Law School.

Outside of work, Pat enjoys sailing, motorcycling, ranching, and travel.


  • B.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1980, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • D.E.S.S., University of Paris, 1988
  • J.D., Tulane University, 1993