PALO ALTO/SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology and energy law firm, is pleased to announce that the Daily Journal named partners Peter Kang, Sarah Guske and Eliot Williams to its list of ‘Top Intellectual Property Lawyers’ for 2022.
This list is compiled from hundreds of nominations submitted by lawyers in California, with the editors selecting nominees based on the impact of their work in intellectual property.
“Kang has mastered the art of high tech and patent law,” the publication noted, highlighting his work representing Korean television manufacturer LG Electronics Inc. in a multi-patent infringement suit it filed against a Chinese competitor; and Walmart Inc., CVS Pharmacy Inc., Ulta Beauty Inc. and KISS Products Inc. in a multi-patent case over artificial eyelashes. In the latter, Kang’s team defeated one patent on summary determination prior to trial and a trial on the remaining patent was held in July 2021, leading to a no violation finding. Kang also made the ‘Top Intellectual Property Lawyers’ list in 2021 and 2016.
Daily Journal noted Guske’s work on high-profile high-stakes litigation and mentioned her work representing Qualcomm Inc. against patent infringement claims over 5G wireless transceiver technology and California-based tracking device maker Tile against patent infringement claims in a one-person Canadian company’s first patent suit. She was also included on the list in 2019.
The publication also highlighted Williams’ 21-plus year tenure at Baker Botts and how he successfully argued an appeal on behalf of client Sling TV LLC in a patent fight with patent assertion over Sling’s technology related to user interface data feeds. This was a notable win, the publication noted, “because Federal Circuit panels are generally deferential to PTAB decisions, but in this case the judges vacated a PTAB ruling and sent the case back, calling the PTAB analysis ‘difficult to understand.’” This is the sixth consecutive year that Williams has been included on the list.
With approximately 180 attorneys and patent professionals dedicated to IP from coast to coast and across the globe, Baker Botts has one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices of any general practice law firm. Our lawyers collectively hold over 240 scientific and technical degrees, including over 20 PhDs.
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