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 165 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 200 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 section, 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.


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IP Career Panel

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Texas A&M Law School

Pre-Litigation Investigations and Due Diligence

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Pre-ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Developing a Drug Product and Patent Portfolio, 3rd Edition, Chapter 14, American Bar Association Book Publishing

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Judge Barbara Lynn Inn of Court

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External Article

The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, Volume 4, No. 1

CCPA Compliance and Enforcement

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Moderators, TechGC, Privacy Virtual Forum: The GC's Role in Operationalizing Privacy At Home and Abroad

Copyright Symposium

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Coordinator and Presenter, Baker Botts BAC Group

Remote to Reopen - Managing Privacy and Getting On with Business After Lockdown

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Breakout Session Leader, TechGC

The CCPA and Data Privacy Issues Concerning COVID-19

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Presenter, ACC-DFW

Protecting Your Emerging Technology: Contracting with Key Stakeholders

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Texas Minority Counsel Program

Co-Chair for the 57th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

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Institute for Law and Technology at the Center for American and International Law

The Supreme Court's Recent Impact on Intellectual Property Rights

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Foreign Patent Prosecution: Around the World in 80 Months

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Client CLE Presentation

The IoT and Intellectual Property

External Article

Chapter 16, The Internet of Things: Legal Issues, Policy, and Practical Strategies, ABA Publishing

Women in Tech

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Connected 2019

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Intellectual Property Magazine



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HIPLA Annual Institute on Intellectual Property

The Houston Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2021 Annual Fall Institute will be held October 7-9 at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas. HIPLA has put on the Fall Institute in association with the University of Houston for the past 37 years.

A Conversation with Walter Isaacson: The Biotech Revolution and the Woman Who Launched It

In celebrating International Women's Day, Baker Botts is a proud sponsor, in partnership with the Chapter Network of The National Association of Corporate Directors, of the virtual conversation with Walter Isaacson and Dr. Helene Gayle, President & CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, on Monday, March 8, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT.

Arthrex: Advocating For Your Client

Partner Eliot Williams will be speaking on an Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) webinar covering the substantial and fast-moving legal activity already unleashed by the Arthrex decision. 

2020 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Reception

Baker Botts and Salem Partners will be hosting a private reception during the J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference to be held at Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen on Monday January 13, 2020.

UT Advanced Patent Law Institute

UT Law's 24th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated array of prosecution and litigation topics.

The U.S. Supreme Court's Impact on Intellectual Property 2019

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11 am CST Baker Botts partners Aaron Streett, Michael Hawes and Jennifer Nall will take a hard look at Supreme Court IP decisions. They will also examine other IP cases to watch in 2019, and the current composition of the Court.

IP Counsel Cafe: Palo Alto

On May 6-9, join partner Sarah Guske for IP Counsel Café's Annual Silicon Valley Conference, "Parts Unknown: Global IP in an Increasingly Connected Yet Foreign World."

The Houston Innovation Ecosystem

Baker Botts is proud to sponsor the ChIPs Texas lunch and networking event titled "The Houston Innovation Ecosystem" on Friday, April 5th. 

AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, Baker Botts will be hosting the local chapter of the American Intellectual Property Law Association's (AIPLA) Annual Women in IP Global Networking Event.

Baker Botts 2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update

In conjunction with FRONTEO eDiscovery & Forensics; Baker Botts is pleased to co-sponsor the "2019 Patent Litigation and Big Data Update" seminar on Wednesday March 13 in Tokyo, Japan. We hope you can join us.

SXSW 2019

Baker Botts is hosting an immersive panel discussion and emerging company showcase focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

2019 JETRO DC IP Group Seminar

On Friday, March 1, 2019, Baker Botts and the Japan External Trade Organization's (JETRO) DC IP Group will be hosting a four-part seminar led by Ryoji Soga, Chief Deputy Director, International Policy Division, Japan Patent Office, and Baker Botts Partners Lisa Kattan, Rob Maier, and Jen Tempesta.

AIPLA 2019 Mid Winter Institute

Baker Botts is proud to participate in AIPLA's Mid-Winter Institute as sponsors of the opening night reception on January 30th and the Diversity Fun Run.

2019 JETRO NY IP Group Seminar

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Baker Botts and the Japan External Trade Organization's (JETRO) NY IP Group hosted a three-part seminar led by Baker Botts Partners Lisa Kattan, Rob Maier, and Jennifer Tempesta.

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Reception

Baker Botts will be hosting a private reception at the JW Marriott located in San Francisco Union Square on Tuesday January 8, 2019.