Baker Botts Flayed For Pursuing Rival RFID Patents

Law360, New York (July 16, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Baker Botts LLP has been sued for allegedly concealing the fact that it guided Axcess International Inc.’s intellectual property activities while helping a competitor patent contested and highly valuable radio frequency identification technology.

Axcess lodged the complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, excoriating Baker Botts for secretly helping RFID rival Savi Technology Inc. patent inventions disclosed in Axcess’ own patent applications.

Baker Botts “fraudulently concealed its duplicity from Axcess” because the firm knew that it had failed to properly...
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