Intellectual Property

In today’s complex and ever changing technology driven world, Baker Botts offers a team of focused and technically trained Intellectual Property lawyers who work with you to understand your business, providing creative solutions for your toughest challenges across every industry and technology.

With over 200 attorneys and patent professionals dedicated to IP from coast to coast and across the globe, Baker Botts has one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices of any general practice law firm. Our lawyers collectively hold over 240 scientific and technical degrees, including over 20 PhDs.

Intellectual Property Practice Breakout

That technical depth puts us a step ahead across a broad spectrum of cutting-edge issues such as big data and the Internet of Things, machine learning and artificial intelligence, blockchain/cryptocurrency, autonomous vehicles, and many others – and how these new technologies impact our technology, life sciences, and energy clients. 

Our lawyers help clients litigate IP disputes through trial and final appeal, procure patents and other IP rights, and handle all manners of IP transactions.

  • Our lawyers have more than 120 active patent cases in district courts throughout the country, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Baker Botts has the experience and breadth to meet any client’s needs. We are routinely ranked among the busiest patent litigation firms among general practice firms.
  • Since 2015, our clients have been granted or received favorable outcomes on the merits in 15 IP litigation trials with many more favorable outcomes in pre-trial, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and Federal Circuit appellate matters.
  • At the PTAB, where we have handled over 420 matters, we rank 2nd in volume among all general practice firms and maintain the PTAB Trials Hub, focused on news and insights into these issues.
  • We acquire, protect and monetize your IP. In 2018 alone, our IP team filed 1,800 U.S. patent applications and 3,000 international patent applications spanning every technical area.

Lawyer diversity is also one of our core strengths: 47% of our IP department is diverse and 60% of new partners added in the last three years are diverse. Baker Botts has been named one of the top 10 firms for leadership and IP diversity & inclusion by ChIPs the last two years.

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Baker Botts Taps New Chair of New York IP Practice

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TechGC Privacy Bootcamp

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CCPA Compliance and Enforcement

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Moderators, TechGC, Privacy Virtual Forum: The GC’s Role in Operationalizing Privacy At Home and Abroad

Remote to Reopen - Managing Privacy and Getting On with Business After Lockdown

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Breakout Session Leader, TechGC

The CCPA and Data Privacy Issues Concerning COVID-19

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The Supreme Court's Recent Impact on Intellectual Property Rights

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Co-Chair for the 57th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

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Institute for Law and Technology at the Center for American and International Law

Protecting Your Emerging Technology: Contracting with Key Stakeholders

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Texas Minority Counsel Program

Foreign Patent Prosecution: Around the World in 80 Months

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Client CLE Presentation

Trends Impacting Portfolio Company Valuation

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The IoT and Intellectual Property

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Chapter 16, The Internet of Things: Legal Issues, Policy, and Practical Strategies, ABA Publishing

Women in Tech

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University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and School of Engineering and Applied Science, Venmo Headquarters, Panelist

Connected 2019

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Intellectual Property Magazine

Co-Chair for the 56th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

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Institute for Law and Technology at the Center for American and International Law

Patent Agent Privilege

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University of Houston Law Center Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law 33rd Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law

Taxation of IP

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2017 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

In re Cuozzo

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AIPLA Patent Law Committee, Hot Topics Programs Subcommittee Teleconference

IP Issues in Corporate Transactions

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A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Intellectual Property in Acquisitions and Investments (Published by: Global Law and Business)

Advertising Country Questions: Russia

Russia-specific information concerning the key legal issues that need to be considered when designing an advertising campaign. External Article

Events

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Dallas IP CLE

Join us to hear more about relevant IP topics including Supreme Court topics and other recent trends.

AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting

Baker Botts Intellectual Property Partner Margaret J. Sampson will speak on "Using the FDA and Patent Overlap to Protect Market Exclusivity."

IPR Panel: Hot Topics

2016 Dallas Intellectual Property CLE

Please join Baker Botts on Tuesday, May 24th for a CLE seminar discussing current topics in intellectual property. This presentation is pending approval for 2.0 hours of CLE credit including 0.5 hours of ethics credit by the State Bar of Texas.

Flight 2 Freedom Summit 4.0

Baker Botts joins Blossom Wealth Management as a featured sponsor of the 4th annual Flight 2 Freedom Summit.

2016 ACC Annual Conference

The ACC Annual Meeting offers the best value in corporate legal education. 

Baker Botts California MCLE Event

With the January MCLE compliance deadline rapidly approaching, please join Baker Botts for a day of hard-to-get MCLE credits on various issues including elimination of bias, competence/substance abuse, and legal ethics.

Protecting Your IP Assets in a "Technology Divorce"

Joint ventures, licensing agreements and other commercial relationships often center on the sharing of technology. When those relationships end, break down or are abused, the parties often face complex disputes over the use or abuse of proprietary technology.

Protecting Your IP Assets in a "Technology Divorce"

Joint ventures, licensing agreements, and other commercial relationships often center on the sharing of technology. When those relationships end, break down, or are abused, the parties often face complex disputes over the use or abuse of proprietary technology.

PLI 11th Annual Patent Law Institute

On April 6th and April 7th, Baker Botts Intellectual Property partner Paul Ragusa will speak at the PLI 11th annual Patent Law Institute. 

American Conference Institute Paragraph IV

Baker Botts Intellectual Property partner Margaret Sampson and partner Jennifer Tempesta will be speaking at the American Conference Institute Paragraph IV. 

ACC Greater New York Ethics Marathon

On April 26, 2017, Baker Botts Intellectual Property partner Justine Gozzi and Lauren Emerson will speak at the annual ACC Greater New York's annual Ethics Marathon at the New York Public Library in New York City.

Cyber Security and the looming impact of GDPR

Widely publicized cyber-attacks are becoming an almost daily occurrence and represent a whole new world of risk for companies. Attacks of this nature can have significant financial and reputational implications, not to mention the widespread corporate disruption they can cause.

California MCLE Day

With the February MCLE compliance deadline rapidly approaching, Baker Botts will host a day of hard-to-get MCLE accredited presentations.

INTA

In conjunction with the INTA's 140th Annual Meeting, Baker Botts  invites you to join us for a private cocktail reception at Hotel Theodore on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Global Corporate Venturing

Baker Botts is a sponsor of the 2018 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium in London, on 22-23 May, 2018.

GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust California

Baker Botts is pleased to sponsor the GCR Live 2nd Annual IP, Antitrust & Innovation conference on Thursday May 24, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Baker Botts Summer CLE on IP and Ethics

Please join Baker Botts on Wednesday, June 27th for a Summer CLE on IP and Ethics discussing current topics in intellectual property. This presentation is pending approval for 2.25 hours of CLE credit, including .75 hours of ethics.

Startup Law 101: Washington DC

Startup Law 101 is a free workshop for female entrepreneurs that will be held at Google’s DC office. 

ACC 2018 Back to School

Please join ACC Houston on Thursday, August 30, 2018 for our "Back to School Symposium," a day-long diverse CLE program. 

ChIPs Global Summit

At the seventh annual Global Summit, we will explore cutting-edge developments in the law, the shifting regulatory landscape for technology companies, challenges facing general counsel, and diversity & inclusion strategies available to all of us.

Corporate IP Strategy Conference

The Corporate IP Strategy Conference will be co-hosted by Santa Clara University High Tech Law Journal and Unified Patents on November 13, 2018.

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Reception

Baker Botts will be hosting a private reception at the JW Marriott located in San Francisco Union Square on Tuesday January 8, 2019.

2019 JETRO NY IP Group Seminar

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Baker Botts and the Japan External Trade Organization's (JETRO) NY IP Group hosted a three-part seminar led by Baker Botts Partners Lisa Kattan, Rob Maier, and Jennifer Tempesta.

AIPLA 2019 Mid Winter Institute

Baker Botts is proud to participate in AIPLA's Mid-Winter Institute as sponsors of the opening night reception on January 30th and the Diversity Fun Run.

2019 JETRO DC IP Group Seminar

On Friday, March 1, 2019, Baker Botts and the Japan External Trade Organization's (JETRO) DC IP Group will be hosting a four-part seminar led by Ryoji Soga, Chief Deputy Director, International Policy Division, Japan Patent Office, and Baker Botts Partners Lisa Kattan, Rob Maier, and Jen Tempesta.

SXSW 2019

Baker Botts is hosting an immersive panel discussion and emerging company showcase focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

Baker Botts 2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update

In conjunction with FRONTEO eDiscovery & Forensics; Baker Botts is pleased to co-sponsor the "2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update" seminar on Wednesday March 13 in Tokyo, Japan. We hope you can join us.

AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, Baker Botts will be hosting the local chapter of the American Intellectual Property Law Association's (AIPLA) Annual Women in IP Global Networking Event.

The Houston Innovation Ecosystem

Baker Botts is proud to sponsor the ChIPs Texas lunch and networking event titled "The Houston Innovation Ecosystem" on Friday, April 5th. 

IP Counsel Cafe: Palo Alto

On May 6-9, join partner Sarah Guske for IP Counsel Café's Annual Silicon Valley Conference, "Parts Unknown: Global IP in an Increasingly Connected Yet Foreign World."

The U.S. Supreme Court's Impact on Intellectual Property 2019

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11 am CST Baker Botts partners Aaron Streett, Michael Hawes and Jennifer Nall will take a hard look at Supreme Court IP decisions. They will also examine other IP cases to watch in 2019, and the current composition of the Court.

UT Advanced Patent Law Institute

UT Law's 24th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated array of prosecution and litigation topics.

2020 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Reception

Baker Botts and Salem Partners will be hosting a private reception during the J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference to be held at Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen on Monday January 13, 2020.

Arthrex: Advocating For Your Client

Partner Eliot Williams will be speaking on an Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) webinar covering the substantial and fast-moving legal activity already unleashed by the Arthrex decision.