IP Practice: Baker Botts

Law360, New York (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Litigation is dominating the workload of Baker Botts LLP's intellectual property practice, as attorneys contend with about 100 pending patent suits. The uptick stems in part from a steadily building realization among clients that intangible assets are integral to their business, the firm's IP lawyers say.

How much effort the IP group devotes to each to the three main categories of work it does – litigation, client counseling and transactional – fluctuates, but currently litigation accounts for approximately 60 percent of the workload, counseling accounts for...
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