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Inaugural Legal 500 U.S. Rankings of IP Departments Includes Baker Botts in Key Areas

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HOUSTON, April 5, 2007 -- In the inaugural U.S. publication of Legal 500, Baker Botts’ IP department ranks in five key areas: patent litigation, patent licensing, patent prosecution, patent prosecution for international clients and trade secrets. Research for this edition of the Legal 500 survey was conducted in November and December of 2006.

The Legal 500 highlights several of the firm’s strengths: a strong international presence; top tier clients; experience across an array of industries; and a large number of IP lawyers.

Baker Botts has more than 120 IP lawyers, with scientific, technology, engineering, medical, life science and technical expertise. These lawyers work together across their five domestic and six international offices to provide clients a full service IP solution. Baker Botts lawyers work closely with clients such as Cisco, Mastercard, Abbott Laboratories, Dell, Fujitsu, Fujifilm, Wal-mart, and Halliburton. Some of the industries in which the firm has tremendous experience are: Telecom, Life Sciences, Software, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services and Retail.

The firm continues to grow domestically and internationally with offices in Houston, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, Austin, London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow, Riyadh, and most recently, Beijing.

Legal 500 notes Baker Botts’ “considerable litigation strength and depth across numerous industry and technology areas.” It also mentions the firm’s ITC experience and proficiency in patent litigation matters, including appellate expertise in the US Court of Appeals.

To read the Baker Botts rankings results in the current Legal 500 U.S. edition, please click here.

To learn more about the IP Department at Baker Botts, please click here.

For more information, please contact:
Michael A. Cinelli
Public Relations Manager
713/229-1764 (office)
281/546-4295 (cell)
mike.cinelli@bakerbotts.com

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