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2022 Intellectual Property The Legal 500 U.S. and IAM Patent 1000 Rankings
Our Intellectual Property lawyers and professionals have a deep commitment to exceptional client service. We are pleased to announce that the hard work and successes, on behalf of our clients, have been well recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. and IAM Patent 1000 this year. 
The Baker Botts IP practice was recognized in several 2022 Legal 500 categories: Patent Litigation, Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission, Patents: Licensing, Patents: Prosecution (including PTAB), Trademarks: Non-Contentious, Life Sciences, and Trade Secrets. Our individual rankings included Lisa Kattan (Leading Lawyer, ITC) and Katharine Burke (Next Generation Partners, Trade Secrets). To view Baker Botts' full list of rankings in Legal 500, click here.
The Baker Botts IP practice received 11 practice rankings and included 25 ranked lawyers in the 2022 IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals in California, New York, Washington, D.C., Texas and London. To view Baker Botts’ full list of rankings in the IAM Patent 1000, click here
With sincere appreciation, we want to thank you for supporting our lawyers and trusting the Baker Botts Team with your legal matters. 

The Unique Nature of COVID-Era Patent Procurement Trends
In addition to taking a pronounced human and economic toll, the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected patent procurement at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 
This article examines changes in the filing of new U.S. patent applications and the abandonment of U.S. patent applications during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
To read the full article, click here.
*This article was previously published in Law360 on June 23, 2022. 
Brand Protection and the Metaverse
The metaverse is more than just a buzzword being thrown out by tech-giants, it is a new technology and digital platform rooted in virtual, augmented, and extended reality. Facebook’s recent re-brand to “Meta” evidences the forthcoming technological and cultural shift surrounding the metaverse. But what does this shift mean for established brands? What are the next steps to protecting valuable intellectual property rights that established brands have acquired in the physical realm, while also making way for and staking a claim to the correlating rights in the metaverse? While the metaverse technology is becoming more mainstream, trends are solidifying as to what actions brands need to take now.
To read the full article, click here
June 2022 Intellectual Property Report Recap
In case you missed it, here is a recap video of our June 2022 Intellectual Property Report that looked at:
  • 2022 Intellectual Property Chambers USA Rankings
  • Revisiting American Axle: District Court Application of the Controversial Case
  • No Bright-Line Rules for Jurisdiction: The Federal Circuit's Decision in Apple Inc. v. Zipit Wireless, Inc.
  • Revisiting Spider-Man and Patent Licenses: 'Kimble v. Marvel'

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