Arbitration Report

Baker Botts Arbitration Report 

In this issue of the Baker Botts Arbitration Report, we highlight topics of current interest for users of international arbitration. Download our full report to read key insights regarding:

• decisions regarding anti-suit injunctions, 
• the right to timely compliance or enforcement, 
• considerations for forum selection, 
• how to address inconsistent jurisdictional provisions in related agreements, 
• damages for breach of the “fair and equitable treatment standard” in investment treaties and agreements.

We hope you find our latest report helpful and invite you to contact our team to discuss these trends and developments further. Click here to download.

For more information, please contact:
Jay Alexander, Co-Chair of Baker Botts’ International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice
Michael Goldberg, Co-Chair of Baker Botts’ International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice 
Jonathan Sutcliffe, Partner and Editor of the Arbitration Report 

Contributing lawyers:  
• Jay Alexander, Partner, London; 
• Dustin Appel, Senior Associate, Dubai; 
• Andrew Behrman, Partner, New York; 
• Ryan Bull, Partner, Washington; 
• Chris Caulfield, Partner, London; 
• Carmen Chung, Associate, Hong Kong; 
• Alejandro Escobar, Partner, London; 
• Dorine Farah, Senior Associate, London; 
• Dr. Ernesto Féliz De Jesús, Associate, London; 
• Laurie Frey, Associate, London; 
• Phillip Georgiou, Partner, Hong Kong; 
• Dr. Johannes Koepp, Partner, London; 
• Noah Mink, Associate, Washington; 
• Joshua Packman, Associate, Washington; 
• Lucas Pitts, Partner, Dubai; 
• Rajat Rana, Associate, Washington;
• Edward Schorr, Partner, New York; 
• Kiran Unni, Barrister, London.

Download the 2016 Arbitration Report here.

Next Story / Video Webinar

Baker Botts Corporate Series:Ethical Considerations in Business Transactions

Thank you for joining Baker Botts partners Kelly Rose and Hillary Holmes as they discussed Ethical Considerations in Business Transactions. 

Topics included:

  • Negotiations 
  • Third Party Advisors 
  • Conflicts of Interest 
  • Identifying the Client 
  • Lawyer as Business Person
Next Story / PTAB Trials Blog

We have launched our PTAB Trials Blog! Subscribe for the latest news in PTAB proceedings.

HOUSTON, January 14, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today the launch of its Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trials Blog -

Over the last several years, the patent landscape has changed dramatically, due to changes introduced by the America Invents Act (AIA). One of the most significant changes is the establishment of new post-grant patent proceedings, including Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review (PGR) and Covered Business Method Review (CBMR).

“The introduction of these proceedings has dramatically changed how the validity of patents are challenged and evaluated, and has had a wide-ranging impact on the patent litigation landscape,” said Luke Pedersen, Chair of Baker Botts' PTAB Trials practice.

“Every week brings new decisions and rulings that offer insight into how the PTAB is handling these proceedings and interpreting statutes and regulations associated with the AIA. As leaders in the patent prosecution and litigation arena, the Baker Botts PTAB Trials Blog will provide a unique perspective on news, trends and analysis of PTAB proceedings as they evolve,” added Mr. Pedersen.

“With over 160 IP lawyers, holding over 180 advanced degrees, Baker Botts has an incredibly deep bench of practitioners with a wealth of experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. Lawyers in our PTAB Trials practice have already participated in over 135 IPRs and 10 CBMRs on behalf of our clients,” said Bart Showalter, Chair of Baker Botts' Intellectual Property practice.

To subscribe to our new blog, click here

Next Story / Intellectual Property

Baker Botts Wins another Patent Infringement Case for GENBAND against Competitor

DALLAS, March 18, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that its client, GENBAND, won a jury verdict in a significant patent infringement case against its competitor, Metaswitch Networks.

“This second verdict is a clear demonstration of the well-earned reputation of the top-notch patent trial lawyers at Baker Botts and Deron Dacus of the Dacus Firm,” said Jody Bishop, Senior VP, Director of Legal for GENBAND. “Having back-to-back wins is outstanding, and we credit the efforts and talent of these patent litigators.&rdquo

“This is a marked success for our patent trial lawyers who provide vital Intellectual Property guidance to clients on some of the industry’s most technologically complex patent cases,” said Bart Showalter, a partner in the firm's Dallas office and Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property group.

In the case of Metaswitch v. GENBAND, in the Eastern District of Texas, Metaswitch was asserting infringement of six patents covering Voice-over-IP technology and sought $59 million in damages. The jury found that GENBAND does not infringe any of Metaswitch's six asserted patents and found that three of them are invalid.

The case follows a prior patent infringement case Baker Botts won for GENBAND against Metaswitch in January 2016 in the Eastern District of Texas, when a jury found that Metaswitch infringed seven of GENBAND's patents, and awarded $8.2 million in damages.

GENBAND and Metaswitch compete in selling the Voice-over-IP technology involved in both cases. Based on their win in the January 2016 case, GENBAND is seeking a permanent injunction and other relief from Metaswitch’s infringement.

The GENBAND team includes partners: Kurt Pankratz, Chad Walters, Nick Schuneman, and Susan Kennedy from Baker Botts LLP, and Deron Dacus from the Dacus Law Firm.

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