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Baker Botts LLP

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Premier patent litigation team that complements substantial trial expertise with experience in administrative proceedings before the USPTO. Prosecution and licensing are also key areas of focus. Offers a growing appeals practice and expertise in patent, trademark and copyright portfolios. Especially impressive work for a range of technology clients, but also represents household names from all sectors, including the automotive and energy industries. Market-leading breadth of expertise, and a deep bench of attorneys with comprehensive specialties.

Strengths

A source remarks: "It is a superb firm that has built one of the most capable IP teams in the business."

"The team is effective, bright, easy to work with and always put the client's interests first," a further interviewee notes.

Work highlights

Defended AT&T in a $2 billion patent infringement suit brought by VoIP-Pal.

Notable practitioners

Barton Showalter is highly regarded for his experience handling patent litigation in addition to his expertise on licensing issues and portfolio development.
"He is a great strategist." "Barton is an incredible resource on complex patent matters."

Christa Brown-Sanford is noted for her handling of patent disputes on behalf of clients from a range of industries, including the energy, technology and automotive sectors.
"She's at the top of the game in terms of subject matter expertise and takes a client-centric approach." "Christa is very good at providing sound business advice and strategies."

Douglas Kubehl is routinely engaged to handle patent disputes including infringement and validity matters. He offers notable experience representing telecommunications and software companies.
"Doug is a fantastic attorney who knows the evidence, knows the arguments and is a great writer." "He is a very strong lawyer with a great client approach."

Kevin Meek is well regarded for his IP practice and offers experience on a wide range of complex patent infringement disputes, particularly for technology sector clients.
"Kevin is very good in the courtroom."

Kurt Pankratz is noted for his experience representing clients in a wide range of IP disputes, with particular expertise acting for technology companies.
"Kurt is an excellent writer and oral advocate who is very good at managing a case." "He is very good in a courtroom and is comfortable on his feet."

Roger Fulghum is vastly experienced in a broad array of IP matters, including acting in patent litigation and investigations before the International Trade Commission.
"Roger provides great business advice and is an excellent litigator - he has a very calm demeanor, is always prepared and comes up with very well thought-out strategies."

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Intellectual Property

Baker Botts LLP

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Location

910 Louisiana Street

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002

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Intellectual Property


Barton Showalter
Band 1
Christa Brown-Sanford
Band 4
Douglas Kubehl
Band 3
Kurt Pankratz
Band 4
Roger J Fulghum
Band 4