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Baker Botts L.L.P.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10112-4498
United States


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United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

The multidisciplinary Baker Botts L.L.P. practice provides an ‘exceptional combination of technical IP lawyers and litigators to handle trade secret litigation matters‘. The firm’s expertise covers software, semiconductor, telecommunications and optics issues, as well as acting for life sciences, manufacturing and defense contractor clients. New York-based Robert Scheinfeld and Christa Brown-Sanford in Dallas co-lead the team with David Wille, also in Dallas, who focuses on IP litigation and appellate work. Another key name is patent litigation expert Katharine Burke, who is based in Washington, DC.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Baker Botts L.L.P., which is particularly well versed representing defendants in patent disputes, has a very busy Federal Circuit caseload and, thanks to its large team, is able to cover a wide range of sectors and to quickly take on sizeable litigation. With the arrival of Peter Kang from Sidley Austin LLP in the Palo Alto office in September 2020, the practice gained a seasoned technology expert whose experience in advising Korean clients ties in very well with the firm’s already strong practice of acting for clients in the Asia-Pacific region. The group stands out as one of the most successful patent litigation practices in a full-service firm, not least thanks to its substantial experience in PTAB proceedings and its established ITC practice. Robert Scheinfeld in New York is the chair of the IP group, with Dallas-based Christa Brown-Sanford acting as deputy. Douglas Kubehl, also in Dallas, and Roger Fulghum in New York share the lead of the IP litigation practice. David Weaver moved on to a public service role in April 2020. In June 2020 Wayne Stacy left the firm following his appointment as director of the Silicon Valley USPTO.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Baker Botts L.L.P. stands out as one of the few general practice firms to offer a seasoned team of patent prosecution and litigation specialists. Adept at drafting and filing US and foreign patent prosecutions, the practice also distinguishes itself through its successful PTAB experts who shoulder a busy inter partes review and covered business method review caseload. In August 2020, the team gained an experienced prosecution and licensing specialist in Palo Alto when Christopher Palermo joined from Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham L.L.P. , now Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP. The technology, electronics and telecom industries remain among the firm’s core sectors. Robert Scheinfeld in New York is the chair of the IP practice, with Christa Brown-Sanford in Dallas acting as his deputy. Palo Alto’s Hogene Choi and Dallas’ Samir Bhavsar jointly lead the prosecution team. The PTAB trial group lead duo consists of Brian Oaks in Austin and Chad Walters in Dallas.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: licensing

Baker Botts L.L.P.‘s licensing practice is closely connected to the firm’s patent portfolio development and management practice and offers extensive experience in a wide range of licensing agreements, including complex cross-border contracts for the acquisition or disposal of portfolios, the research and development of new technologies, and outsourcing agreements. Additionally, the group demonstrates strength in transactions, acting for targets or the acquirer. The practice covers a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on the technology, electronics, life sciences, and education sectors. Robert Scheinfeld in New York chairs the practice, with Christa Brown-Sanford in Dallas acting as deputy chair. Washington DC’s Luke Pedersen and Austin’s Margaret Sampson complete the licensing practice’s lead quartet. The very experienced Christopher Palermo joined the Palo Alto office in August 2020 from Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, now Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP. In September 2020, litigator and portfolio evaluation and development specialist Peter Kang arrived from Sidley Austin LLP, and now splits his time between the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.