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Baker Botts’ IP Department Secures Highest Win Rate Nationally in Patent Challenges Over Last Five Years


NEW YORK, January 22, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, announced today that the firm was recognized as the top “Firm That Won the Most Often” in U.S. District Court patent challenges over the last five years. Docket Navigator reported in its “Year in Review” issue that Baker Botts had a win rate from 2016 to 2020 of 97.6%, top among all firms.

In addition to securing the highest win rate for U.S. District Court patent challenges in the last five years (2016-2020), Baker Botts was among the top firms listed for:

  • Top patent challenger firms in U.S. district court cases;

  • Top firms by PTAB institution success rate; and

  • Top firms for PTAB petitioners.

“This is a testament to Baker Botts being a market leader for the most complex and business-critical patent challenges in the country, particularly across our areas of strength in the technology, life sciences and energy sectors,” said Robert Scheinfeld, Chair of Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property Department. “We have a deep bench of diverse, technically-trained, forward-thinking trial lawyers and professionals spanning the country who regularly achieve winning results in the courtroom and in important PTAB proceedings at the US PTO.”

Baker Botts has over 180 lawyers and patent professionals, one of the largest IP groups among general practice firms, who collectively hold over 240 technical degrees spanning diverse fields.

The firm’s recent, significant wins include a favorable jury verdict for Oxford Nanopore in a patent infringement case involving an innovative DNA sensing tool; a precedential win on patent eligibility for DISH Network; a dismissal for Samsung in a patent case and subsequent affirmance on appeal at the Federal Circuit; and many more.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of 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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