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Daily Journal Names Firm Partners to 2012 Top 75 IP Litigators List



PALO ALTO, May 30, 2012 -- The Daily Journal, a legal trade publication based in San Francisco, named Baker Botts partners Chris Kennerly and Hop Guy to their list of Top 75 IP Litigators for 2012.

In announcing this year’s results, The Daily Journal published brief profiles of lawyers included on the list.

The feature on Kennerly highlighted his work for AT&T Mobility in Technology Patents LLC v. Deutsche Telekom AG, 8:07-CV-03012 (D. Maryland), a patent infringement case in which the defendants obtained a summary judgment of non-infringement. Kennerly said one of the greatest challenges in the case was “dealing with the great number of co-defendants” (more than 130 when the case was filed) which made it even more important than usual for the defendants to work together and compromise. Kennerly noted “in cases like these, even the best strategy in the world doesn’t get you far if you can’t align others behind it and execute it effectively.”

Guy’s role as co-counsel for Apple Inc. in the S3 Graphics infringement case before the U.S. International Trade Commission helped land his name on the Top 75 IP Litigators list. In his profile, Guy noted that through cross-examining “it was clear, from one key witness, that the Apple developer had clearly used a different technique from the asserted patent.” Guy’s cross examinations of graphic experts and witnesses also provided a basis for the commission to find no violation of any S3 Graphics patent.

Kennerly and Guy are based in the firm’s Palo Alto office, which opened in 2008.

The Daily Journal’s profile on Chris Kennerly is available here.

The Daily Journal’s profile on Hop Guy is available here.

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