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Baker Botts Announces New Austin Based IP Partner


AUSTIN, October 26, 2015 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that David B. Weaver will be joining the firm’s Austin office as a Partner.

“David is a first class IP lawyer with an outstanding practice. We are delighted that he will be joining our firm,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.

David Weaver is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with a depth of experience in all aspects of trial work. His practice focuses on complex technology litigation, patent litigation and litigation regarding digital media, software and copyright, trade secrets, licensing disputes, semiconductors and energy to name only a few. Mr. Weaver is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and former engineer for NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

“With over 160 lawyers holding 180 advanced degrees, Baker Botts' IP group provides unparalleled service, experience and expertise in the high technology and life sciences field. David’s addition, along with that of Christopher Ryan, Margaret Sampson and Stephen Hash, all of whom joined us in Austin in recent weeks, will further strengthen our ties to this important community,” said Bart Showalter, Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice.

“Baker Botts is a recognized leader in the field of intellectual property, including patent litigation, prosecution and counseling. Our firm has a robust, vibrant and talented patent litigation group - one that tries cases. David’s addition builds on our solid base and further demonstrates our commitment to being a world-class technology and energy law firm,” added Mr. Baker.


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 12 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology, and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit


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