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Baker Botts' IP Department Shines in LexMachina's Patent Litigation Report 2023


HOUSTON, February 22, 2023 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that its Intellectual Property Department’s Patent Litigation team obtained top rankings in LexMachina’s Patent Litigation Report 2023.

The report shows that the number of trials the team petitioned before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) increased by an astounding 75% between the beginning of 2020 and the end of 2022. This increase ranks the team in third place with 77 PTAB trials in 2022.

LexMachina’s report also recognized the Baker Botts patent litigation practice as having the fifth most defensive cases from 2020-2022, with a total of 154 cases across 10 district courts. Much of the firm’s active patent litigation work is in the Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, and District of Delaware, which together had over 50% of all case filings between 2020-2022.

The firm’s patent litigation and PTAB teams are integrated, routinely working together on parallel matters. A distinct competitive advantage of the IP Department overall is that all the patent attorneys have technical degrees.

With more than 150 attorneys and patent professionals dedicated to IP across the globe, the IP Department has one of the largest and most highly regarded practices of any general practice law firm. The IP Department’s lawyers and professionals collectively hold over 200 scientific and technical degrees, including more than 20 PhDs.

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