IP Law & Business inducted Paul Katz, partner in the Houston office of Baker Botts L.L.P., into their first Prosecution Hall of Fame. Mr. Katz was chosen as one of 10 patent prosecutors in the publication’s inaugural Patent Hall of Fame class. IP Law & Business asked 69 of the nation’s leading law firms for nominations based on impact of the patented invention and overall impact on the field of patent prosecution.
Mr. Katz, a South Texas College of Law graduate, was nominated and chosen for his extensive experience and knowledge as a patent prosecutor – receiving more than 200 issued patents. Mr. Katz has also assisted clients in launching their business endeavors. For example, Mr. Katz assisted one client, whose idea was rejected by two other patent attorneys, and that client ended up selling the patent rights for his idea. Among the ideas Mr. Katz patented are an anti-cross threading fastener used in production by major auto manufacturers worldwide and computer hardware using the accelerated graphics port (AGP) graphics standards.
Mr. Katz’s technical expertise is diverse and his representations involve a broad range of fields in the high technology industry, including digital electronics and computer systems, telecommunications, digital signal processing and electrical power systems.
‘We are excited that Paul received this prestigious honor,’ said Jerry Mills, chair of the firm’s intellectual property department. ‘He is a great representative of Baker Botts and is exemplary of the caliber of attorneys that practice intellectual property law at Baker Botts.’
‘His dedication to client service and to his practice are great assets to his clients and the firm,’ said Scott Partridge, head of the firm’s intellectual property department in Houston.
Baker Botts is a leading international law firm, recognized for its energy, intellectual property, corporate and trial practices. Founded in 1840, Baker Botts has more than 650 lawyers with offices in Austin, Baku, Dallas, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh and Washington.