Baker Botts’ highly regarded Antitrust practice also returned to the national ranking list - National: Antitrust (Band 4).
Regarding the firm’s Nationwide Environment group, Chambers USA commentary states, “There is ‘no question as to the caliber of the attorneys,’ according to interviewees, who further praise the firm's ability to keep abreast of new rules.”
Additionally, the firm’s Intellectual Property practice was praised by clients for having “confidence in handling patent litigation. They anticipate what needs to be done and then come to you with a fully thought-out strategy; they are very much proactive as opposed to reactive."
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The Founders' Room, located in Baker Botts' Houston office, was initially conceived in 2015 during the firm's 175th Anniversary celebration. It will serve as a living museum and chronicles the history of the firm since its founding in 1840.
"The early history of Baker Botts in many ways reflects the history of Houston, the State of Texas and the United States. Our firm has seen a civil war, a depression, two world wars, the invention of the computer, the discovery of oil in Texas and the rise of Houston as one of the great cities of the world," said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.
The official opening and ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 pm CST.
Secretary James A. Baker III, a Senior Partner and the nation's 61st Secretary of State, along with firm Managing Partner, Andrew M. Baker will attend and participate in the ribbon cutting.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has recently announced that it will hear en banc the question of whether certain decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that are entered at the beginning of America Invents Act (AIA) trials (e.g. at the outset of an Inter Partes Review) are reviewable on appeal. This has the potential to reshape the conduct of PTAB Trial proceedings and may alter the relationship between PTAB Trials and parallel District Court proceedings. Click here to read more from Baker Botts IP lawyers.
On May 1, 2017, Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) announced the completion of the transaction to separate the assets, liabilities and businesses of Motiva Enterprises LLC, a 50/50 joint venture with a U.S. subsidiary of Shell and a U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Aramco.
On May 5, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit jettisoned its precedent for pleading the falsity of statements of opinion challenged in private securities litigation, instead embracing the more demanding standard compelled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 Omnicare decision.
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Baker Botts’ international trade and renewable energy lawyers have been closely monitoring the Suniva U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) case, and its potential impact on the global solar industry. Baker Botts’ Washington lawyers are available to discuss the likely short and long-term impact.
Baker Botts L.L.P., an international law firm, and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is co-hosting "Antitrust Fundamentals for In-House Counsel," in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 24, and in Palo Alto on Thursday, May 25. Members of the media are invited to attend.
On May 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Nos. 2016-1284 and 2016-1787 (Fed. Cir. May 1, 2017). Click to read more from Baker Botts lawyers.
Baker Botts L.L.P., an international law firm, and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Middle East, is co-hosting a panel session, “Cyber Security and the looming impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),” at Baker Botts’ offices in Dubai on Monday, 29 May, 2017.