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NEW YORK, September 19, 2018 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that it has won a finding of patent invalidity for its client Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in a patent litigation action brought by plaintiff William Grecia (Grecia v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., filed in the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:16-cv-09691).

Mr. Grecia has filed over 50 cases on the patent-in-suit against other companies.  In this case, Mr. Grecia had accused the Samsung Pay app of infringing a patent related to protecting digital content. After a claim construction hearing, Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the Southern District of New York ruled that all of the asserted claims of Mr. Grecia’s patent are indefinite, and, therefore, invalid.

“Over the years, we have had the opportunity to represent Samsung in a number of similar claims. We are happy to have again been able to secure a successful result for our client prior to trial,” said Neil Sirota, a New York based Intellectual Property Partner.

Baker Botts team members included: Neil Sirota (Partner, New York), who argued the claim construction hearing; Tim Durst  (Partner, Dallas); and Jonathan Cocks (Associate, New York). 
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The Future of Legal Project Management

 

The pressures to contain legal costs are not going away, and a number of disruptors, including artificial intelligence, will lead to changes in how legal services are delivered. John Strange, Director of Pricing and Project Management and Nick Peacock, Chief Operating Officer, discuss the future of legal project management.

 

Legal Project Management at Baker Botts

 

John Strange, Director of Pricing and Project Management and Nick Peacock, Chief Operating Officer, discuss Baker Botts’ holistic approach to legal project management.

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Baker Botts’ Tax Practice Wins Two ‘Tax Deal of the Year’ Awards by International Tax Review

HOUSTON, September 19, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that the firm’s tax practice won two International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards for 2018.

Baker Botts’ tax practice won “Americas Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year” for work on Caryle Group’s joint venture with Hilcorp Energy and “Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year” for work on Liberty Interactive Corporation's acquisition of General Communications. 

Baker Botts was honored along with the other 2018 Americas Awards winners at an event on September 14th in New York City.

To learn more about Baker Botts’ Tax practice, please click here

To view the full list of Americas Awards winners, please click here.
 
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Baker Botts Releases Hurricane Florence Response Guide

A disaster such as Hurricane Florence brings with it a number of legal questions. In response to these questions, Baker Botts has created a Hurricane Florence Relief Addendum for North Carolina to provide you with support to address the questions and challenges that many will face in the aftermath of this hurricane. We have assembled a number of resources which will help you in your recovery efforts.

Baker Botts lawyers are here to assist our clients, answering any questions they may have as we navigate this crisis.

Click the cover image below to access the Hurricane Florence Relief Guide.

Hurricane Florence Relief Addendum

Also, access our South Carolina version here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baker Botts Secures Win for Samsung in Patent Case