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IP Law & Business: Baker Botts Tops in Protecting Innovation in America


HOUSTON, January 11, 2010 -- In the current IP Law & Business survey of “Who Protects IP America,” Baker Botts placed No. 1 in the “Overall” category with the highest number of mentions (14) from Fortune 100 companies. The firm also placed No. 1 in the “Patent Prosecution” category with the most client mentions (9).

Baker Botts was one of only two firms that received more than three mentions from companies in a single industry, IP Law & Business editors noted in an article accompanying the charts. Last year, the firm ranked No. 3 in the “overall” category with 11 mentions and tied for No. 3 in “patent prosecution” with two mentions.

“This year’s results demonstrate how our continued commitment to provide the highest standard of service in all aspects of the intellectual property field is appreciated by our clients,” said Bart Showalter, chair of the firm’s IP department.

Along with the top rankings, Baker Botts also placed seventh for the number of Fortune 100 client mentions (5) in patent litigation. Last year, the firm tied for fourth with six mentions.

IP Law & Business used Thomson Reuter’s Monitor Suite to analyze which firms did the most patent litigation and patent prosecution work for Fortune 100 companies in 2008.

To qualify in the litigation category -- which includes copyright, patent, trademark, and general IP litigation -- a firm had to be among the top 10 firms cited by a company for handling at least two matters during the year. In patent prosecution -- which covers applications, assignments, and granted patents -- a firm had to be in the top five cited by a company for handling at least one matter.

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Information about the IP department at Baker Botts is available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts L.L.P., dating from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto (California), Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 750 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full range of legal services to international, national and regional clients. For more information, please visit

For more information, please contact:
Michael Cinelli
Associate Director, Public Relations
Baker Botts L.L.P.
713.229.1764 (office)
281.546.4295 (cell)

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