Michael Hawes

Practice Group Chair - Federal Circuit Appellate (Firmwide) Partner

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Companies facing an IP dispute know it's good to win in district court, and it's better to win on appeal. Having handled more than 60 appeals and mandamus proceedings, Michael knows that the best way to save critical time and money and exert leverage is to begin with the end game in mind. As chair of Baker Botts' Federal Circuit Appellate Practice Group, Michael assists clients in forming strategies to address current IP disputes and protect them from future disputes. He handles negotiations and cases dealing with patent and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and violation of employment agreement IP provisions.

Michael clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. for the Honorable William C. Bryson, and has also argued many cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including appeals from both the Patent Office and District Courts.

Quarterly Index of Federal Circuit Cases

Since serving as a Federal Circuit clerk, Mr. Hawes has monitored that court's precedential opinions and prepares a deeply outlined index by subject matter (invalidity, infringement, claim construction, etc.) of relevant legal points - in order to assist clients seeking to identify recent law relevant to a particular problem. The links below provide the most recent documents.