Baker & Hostetler LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Stellar force in the market, with a highly regarded breadth of knowledge across the IP space. Work of the highest standard in rights planning, prosecution and litigation, fielding particular expertise in the hi-tech and life sciences arenas. Enviable client base includes multinational pharmaceutical, technology and telecommunications companies.

Strengths"The team works together smoothly and seamlessly," one source notes, adding: "They all stay informed and consistently communicate in a timely manner."

Another adds: "It is a world-class firm with deep resources."

Interviewees consider it to be an "excellent firm with thoughtful and diligent attorneys."

Work highlights Served as lead counsel for Crown Holdings in a patent infringement dispute involving machinery for manufacturing aluminum beverage cans.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Goettle
is described by one impressed client as "a creative thinker" who is "very dedicated and very responsive." He earns recognition for his patent litigation work in the technology and telecommunication sectors.

Joseph Lucci
is a respected patent attorney with experience in prosecution and litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. A client comments: "He is an extremely strong lawyer who can convey tough issues in an easily understandable way."

Nancy Frandsen
demonstrates notable expertise across a range of contentious and noncontentious copyright and trademark matters, from portfolio management to infringement cases. One interviewee notes: "She is a fantastic attorney who is both smart and well organized."

Stephanie Lodise
is described by one source as a "detail-oriented and conscientious attorney and an unending source of support." She offers impressive experience advising pharmaceutical companies on patent portfolio management and development.

Steven Samuels
is "a master of strategy when it comes to patent preparation and prosecution," according to one source. He frequently counsels technology companies on their patent applications and portfolio management issues. One peer considers him "the guy to call if you have an issue in the software patent space."