Texas Lawyer Scott F. Partridge Is New Member of ABA Board of Governors
CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2007 – Scott F. Partridge of Houston, Texas, senior partner and head of the Intellectual Property Department at the Houston offices of Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, took office today for a three year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. His term began at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
As governor Partridge will hold the Section of Science & Technology Law Member-at-Large seat and will serve on the Finance Committee, and as board liaison to the Section of Intellectual Property Law, the Commission on IOLTA and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education. The board meets at least four times yearly to oversee administration and management of the association.
At Baker Botts, Partridge specializes in intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, and the International Trade Commission, primarily involving patents and trade secrets for technologies in the electronics, telecommunications and computer industries. Among other accomplishments, several years ago he obtained one of the largest known trade secret verdicts of $370 million dollars.
Partridge has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 2001 and has served as chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law and on the executive committee of the Section Officers Conference, where he both represented the section delegates on the executive committee and chaired the SOC Finance Committee.
He has been a member of the Commission on IOLTA for three years, and has served on the ABA Membership Committee, the SOC/CPR Joint Committee on Professionalism and Ethics, among other committee activities and officer positions. He also served as president of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association.
Partridge received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1974, where he was editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He taught intellectual property law at Georgetown as an adjunct professor for seven years. Upon graduation from law school, Partridge was an International and Legislative Specialist at the Office of Legislation and International Affairs of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law in a democratic society.