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Baker Botts’ IP Department Recognized Among Top Firms in Patent Challenges Between 2016-2021


NEW YORK, February 3, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, announced today that it was recognized as one of the firms with the highest winning rates in U.S. District Court patent challenges between 2016 and 2021. Docket Navigator reported in its “2021 Patent Litigation Year in Review” report that Baker Botts had a win rate of 96.2% during that time period, substantially outperforming the average rate.

Docket Navigator research also revealed that Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property Department  ranked among the 2021 top-five firms for defensive-side U.S. district court patent cases and for the number of petitioner proceedings at the PTAB.

“This is proof that Baker Botts continues to be a go-to firm for the most complex patent challenges in the U.S., and particularly in the technology, life sciences and energy sectors,” said Robert Scheinfeld, Chair of Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property Department. “Our clients rely on our deep bench of proudly technical, highly diverse and incredibly savvy trial lawyers and professionals who consistently achieve victories in patent litigation.  I’m very pleased, but not surprised, by our team’s accomplishments and recognition.”

The firm’s recent IP successes include favorable ITC final determinations for clients CMC Materials and KISS Nail Products, a major victory for client Dril-Quip in a trade secrets dispute, and several other pre-trial, appellate, and PTAB achievements.

In 2021, Baker Botts’ IP Department also issued the Pandemic Patent Jury Trials Report, which provides an analysis of those  jury trials in U.S. District Courts across the country that were held during the pandemic between August 2020 and September 2021.

The IP Department also proved its commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts, with Diversity Lab, an incubator for programs that boost diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, naming the firm and the IP Department as an Inclusion Blueprint Champion.

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

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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