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Baker McKenzie

Intellectual Property

1 ranked lawyersBand 4TexasUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Extensive experience acting before the USPTO, the TTAB and the ITC, as well as district courts and the Federal Circuit. Able to use the firm's international reach to advise multinational companies on matters with cross-border IP implications. Alongside patent, trademark and copyright litigation, the group leverages its resources to provide global portfolio management support. Broad client base includes chemical, life sciences, electrical and software companies.

Strengths

"It is an outstanding and highly professional team," one client remarks, adding: "The lawyers are all very experienced, have excellent legal knowledge and a very deep understanding of the case."

A further interviewee adds: "It is a very smart team with really good strategic and tactical sense."

Work highlights

Assisted Zespri with the prosecution, strategy development, risk management and enforcement of its global IP rights portfolio covering Zespri's proprietary kiwifruit varieties including plant variety rights and plant patents.

Notable practitioners

John Flaim focuses his practice on IP litigation and routinely handles patent infringement cases on behalf of clients. He is also sought out for his expertise in cross-border transactions.
"He is a very clever lawyer and a great adviser for IP litigation."

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Intellectual Property


John Flaim
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