Intellectual Property

In today’s complex and ever changing technology driven world, Baker Botts offers a team of focused and technically trained Intellectual Property lawyers who work with you to understand your business, providing creative solutions for your toughest challenges across every industry and technology.

With over 200 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.

Intellectual Property Practice Breakout

That technical depth puts us a step ahead across a broad spectrum of cutting-edge issues such as big data and the Internet of Things, machine learning and artificial intelligence, blockchain/cryptocurrency, autonomous vehicles, and many others – and how these new technologies impact our technology, life sciences, and energy clients. 

Our lawyers help clients litigate IP disputes through trial and final appeal, procure patents and other IP rights, and handle all manners of IP transactions.

  • Our lawyers have more than 120 active patent cases in district courts throughout the country, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Baker Botts has the experience and breadth to meet any client’s needs. We are routinely ranked among the busiest patent litigation firms among general practice firms.
  • Since 2015, our clients have been granted or received favorable outcomes on the merits in 15 IP litigation trials with many more favorable outcomes in pre-trial, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and Federal Circuit appellate matters.
  • At the PTAB, where we have handled over 420 matters, we rank 2nd in volume among all general practice firms and maintain the PTAB Trials Hub, focused on news and insights into these issues.
  • We acquire, protect and monetize your IP. In 2018 alone, our IP team filed 1,800 U.S. patent applications and 3,000 international patent applications spanning every technical area.

Lawyer diversity is also one of our core strengths: 47% of our IP department is diverse and 60% of new partners added in the last three years are diverse. Baker Botts has been named one of the top 10 firms for leadership and IP diversity & inclusion by ChIPs the last two years.