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Leading IP Litigator Joins Baker Botts

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Washington, D.C., December 11, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm today announced that Michael V. O'Shaughnessy has joined the firm’s award winning Intellectual Property Practice, based in Washington.

“We are thrilled that Michael has decided to join our firm. He is a first-class IP lawyer and adds to what is one of the profession’s finest and most experienced IP Practices,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.

“Baker Botts is known as one of the leading IP prosecution and litigation firms in the country, and Michael will add to an already impressive group of lawyers and patent professionals. His decision to join Baker Botts further highlights our standing amongst IP professionals,” said Bart Showalter, a Dallas based partner and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. 

“This is the second major addition to our Washington IP Practice this fall. In October, Katharine Burke joined our firm, which added to our already robust International Trade Commission practice,” added Mr. Showalter.

Mr. O'Shaughnessy’s practice focuses on patent litigation and appeals, as well as proceedings before the PTAB. He has handled cases involving a variety of technologies, including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical, automotive and chemical. He has served as a first-chair litigator and has extensive experience in all phases of matters before arbitrators, juries and judges.

Mr. O'Shaughnessy joins a team of over 180 IP lawyers and patent professionals, whom collectively hold more than 220 scientific and technical degrees, spanning diverse fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, life sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, aerospace engineering and others.


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