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Rob Maier Appointed as Chair of the Firm's New York Intellectual Property Group


NEW YORK, November 30, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that Rob Maier, a New York based Intellectual Property partner, will become Chair of the New York Intellectual Property Group effective December 1st.

Mr. Maier succeeds Rob Scheinfeld, who has led the Practice for the past 15 years, and will remain Partner-in-Charge of the firm's New York office.

“Rob Scheinfeld has done an outstanding job of leading our New York Intellectual Property Group for a very long time.  Under his leadership, we have increased the breadth of our services, the number of highly qualified New York based Intellectual Property lawyers, and the group to its largest size ever, as well as dramatically expanded the number of client engagements and relationships,” said Bart Showalter, Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice.

“I have enjoyed leading the New York Intellectual Property team and working to grow our business through a single focused commitment to meeting and exceeding client expectations. Rob Maier is an outstanding lawyer and will do a tremendous job in continuing to grow the practice in the years to come,” said Mr. Scheinfeld.

Mr. Maier is an intellectual property and patent trial lawyer and his practice serves multinational clients involved in patent cases across a broad spectrum of technologies, from smartphones and display technologies, to drink packaging and stem cells.

Recognized for his depth of skills and experience in all phases of litigation, Rob regularly handles Markman hearings and complex patent trial work in high profile matters in district court and at the International Trade Commission. His practice also extends beyond litigation, into patent preparation and prosecution, counseling, in connection with IP and big data issues, licensing, Intellectual Property asset evaluation, and due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Maier graduated from George Washington University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and received his J.D from Fordham University School of Law.

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