Michael Hawes is the head of Baker Botts' Patent Appeals Group and has been principal counsel for over 30 appeals and mandamus proceedings in appellate court. Clients rely on Michael to assist them 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.
Third Quarter 2020 Federal Circuit Law
Fourth Quarter 2020 Federal Circuit Law