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Baker Botts Among the top Firms With the Most Patent Litigation Cases

HOUSTON, March 7, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is one of the top firms with the most patent litigation cases from 2013-2017.

Lex Machina’s “Top Law Firm Report,” released March 3rd, reveals that Baker Botts is sixth among all general practice firms representing patent defendants in the last five years with a total of 269 cases. The evaluation “focuses on cases filed in U.S. district courts” from which Lex Machina “identifies the busiest firms, examining data from January 2013 through December 2017.”

Lex Machina’s associate general counsel and legal data scientist noted, “the report provides in-house counsel with a starting point for outside counsel selection, and allows law firms to see how they compare with the competition.”

This report follows other recent recognitions for Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property Department. This includes being named by Law360 as one of the few law firms to secure the most IP victories in the Federal Circuit in 2017 and, according to data compiled by RPX, among the top firms who have taken the most competitor patent cases all the way to trial from 2014-2017.

Baker Botts’ 180 IP lawyers and patent professionals collectively hold more than 220 scientific and technical degrees spanning diverse fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, life sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, aerospace engineering and others. The firm’s patent litigation docket includes more than 150 current patent cases in district courts, the ITC, and the Federal Circuit. In addition, the firm’s PTAB Trials Practice has handled over 300 matters at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of clients.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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