Intellectual Property

Overview

In today's global economy, patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property (IP) are among a company’s most valuable assets.

From aerospace technology, antiviral drugs, software and web content to consumer goods, cartoon character rights and financial services, BakerHostetler helps clients secure and deploy their IP assets for maximum competitive advantage. In thousands of proceedings spanning more than 100 countries, we protect clients’ competitive advantage in negotiations, trials and other dispute resolution proceedings.

BakerHostetler is named as having one of the top intellectual property groups in Georgia, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., by Chambers USA. Our team also has been ranked as the top intellectual property group in Pennsylvania for 15 consecutive years. Additionally, the firm has been named one of the top Trademark and Copyright groups in New York.

BakerHostetler’s IP practice has expanded to more than 130 lawyers, with offices across the country. The lawyers and agents who make up our IP Group have worked as engineers and in-house patent, trademark and copyright counsel for companies and agencies as diverse as Borg-Warner, Canon, Capitol Records, IBM, Union Carbide, McDonnell Douglas, Exxon Mobil, QVC, MCI, Walt Disney Company, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Because of our extraordinary talents and track record of success, BakerHostetler was named a “go-to law firm” for IP law in Corporate Counsel® magazine's guide to law departments in the nation's top companies by in-house counsel at Johnson Controls and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Our IP Group encompasses six teams:

Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Team

Our Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical team helps clients leverage their intellectual property assets to create maximum revenue and growth, along with a distinct competitive edge. BakerHostetler's experience covers an extensive array of industries encompassed within the chemical arts field, including life sciences and industrial chemical applications. We proactively work with clients to maximize the value of portfolios, handling everything from portfolio management, licensing, planning to litigation avoidance, third-party diligence, portfolio enforcement and evaluation issues.

Copyright

BakerHostetler’s experience in handling copyright issues in media spans more than 95 years. Throughout this time, we have worked alongside our clients as they grappled with changes in the way content is distributed, copied and created. Our team of sophisticated attorneys and professionals utilizes its experience in software and reproduction technologies, along with its deep understanding in intellectual property, media, and Internet law, to remain at the forefront of legal issues, including those created by evolving technologies. This broad base of knowledge and skills allow us to provide our clients with focused solutions in a cost-effective manner, regardless of industry type or company size.

Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science Prosecution Team

Businesses today operate in a global marketplace of ideas in which protecting intellectual property is not simply a necessary defensive exercise, but, instead, a vital component of strategy that can define the efforts of an entire organization. Our Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Software Prosecution team is comprised of more than 40 registered patent attorneys and agents, many of whom are recognized leaders in areas that include semiconductors, software, navigation systems, medical devices, aeronautics and wireless communications and location technologies. Many of our team members hold advanced degrees in electrical, mechanical and computer engineering fields and bring both a technical and legal understanding of these industries through prior experience as engineers, as well as in-house counsel.

Technology & IP Transactions and Outsourcing

Outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions and virtual technology services and infrastructures enable organizations to vastly increase their reach and speed while dramatically lowering costs—but they pose significant risk, as well. The lawyers on our Information Technology and Transactions team are comprehensive strategic advisers who help clients across all sectors of the economy conduct complex transactions. As advisors, we often help clients choose technology platforms for maximum competitive advantage and profitability, while limiting risk exposure.

Patent Litigation Team

The complexity of today’s technology systems and the high value of intellectual property make industry disputes inevitable. Successful patent litigation requires broad intellectual resources combined with deep technological knowledge and an understanding of client business. Our more than 60 dedicated Patent Litigation lawyers work with our clients as advisors, helping to maximize the value of patent portfolios through licensing and enforcement efforts carefully designed to monetize assets. To form cost-effective legal teams, we draw from our significant bench depth located across the United States.

Trademark Team

In this age of instant information and high-tech communications, a company’s success often depends upon the proper protection of its intellectual property, including its trademarks. We are dedicated to helping our clients strategically grow, secure, protect, defend and enforce their valuable trademark assets, particularly in light of the rapidly evolving global marketplace. Our team of sophisticated trademark attorneys and professionals use their knowledge, skills and experience to provide our clients with focused and cost-effective solutions, regardless of the type of industry or size of the company.

Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Patent Attorney Cincinnati
Partner Atlanta
Partner Philadelphia
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Atlanta
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Denver
Associate Philadelphia
Associate Seattle
Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner Seattle
Staff Attorney Washington, D.C.
Patent Attorney Philadelphia
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Partner Atlanta
Counsel Atlanta
Partner Philadelphia
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Seattle
Associate Philadelphia
Counsel Atlanta
Associate Philadelphia
Patent Agent Philadelphia
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Columbus
Partner Philadelphia
Partner Costa Mesa
Patent Attorney Atlanta
Associate Cincinnati
Partner Philadelphia
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Cincinnati
Of Counsel Philadelphia
Partner Philadelphia
Partner Chicago
Patent Attorney Philadelphia
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Philadelphia
Patent Agent Washington, D.C.
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Seattle
Patent Agent Washington, D.C.
Patent Attorney Atlanta
Partner Atlanta
Counsel Philadelphia
Partner Philadelphia
Partner Washington, D.C.
Counsel Philadelphia
Associate Atlanta
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Counsel Philadelphia
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Associate Philadelphia
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Cincinnati
Patent Agent Washington, D.C.
Partner Seattle
Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner Costa Mesa
Partner Chicago
Associate Philadelphia
Staff Attorney Washington, D.C.
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Philadelphia
Counsel Philadelphia
Partner Chicago
Of Counsel Philadelphia
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Cincinnati
Associate Washington, D.C.
Associate Philadelphia
Counsel Philadelphia
Associate Philadelphia
Partner Cleveland
Counsel Cincinnati
Partner Philadelphia
Patent Attorney Cleveland
Patent Agent Philadelphia
Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Seattle
Partner Denver
Partner Atlanta
Partner Philadelphia
Staff Attorney Cleveland
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Chicago
Partner Philadelphia
Counsel Chicago
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Columbus
Partner Philadelphia
Associate Seattle
Patent Agent Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Chicago
Associate Washington, D.C.
Patent Attorney Philadelphia
Partner Seattle
Partner Cincinnati
Partner Seattle
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Cleveland
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate New York
Associate Seattle
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Atlanta
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner Cleveland
Partner New York

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Intellectual Property
    • Ohio (2011 to 2019) – Band 2
    • Georgia (2017 to 2019) – Band 4
    • Pennsylvania (2014 to 2019) – Band 1
    • Trademark & Copyright in New York (2014 to 2019) – Band 3
    • Recognized Practitioner: Litigation in the District of Columbia (2015 to 2019)
    • Recognized Practitioner: Patent Prosecution in the District of Columbia (2015 to 2019)
  • Daily Report Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (2017)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2019)
    • Intellectual Property – Copyright, Tier 3
    • Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation: Full Coverage, Tier 6
    • Intellectual Property – Patents: Prosecution (Including Re-Examination and Post-Grant Proceedings), Tier 4
    • Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters), Tier 4
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (2019)
    • Copyright Law: National Tier 1
    • Information Technology Law: National Tier 1
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property: National Tier 1
    • Litigation – Patent: National Tier 1
    • Patent Law: National Tier 1
    • Technology Law: National Tier 1
    • Trademark Law: National Tier 1
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2020 BTI Client Service 30 for the sixth consecutive year.

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
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By Jeffrey J. Lyons, Aaron B. Rabinowitz
May 18, 2020
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Industry Initiatives to Ensure Access to Intellectual Property Rights Associated With COVID-19 Treatment
By Fabian M. Koenigbauer
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No Luck Needed for Lucky Brand at the Supreme Court
By Kevin M. Bovard
May 15, 2020
The Supreme Court yesterday issued its second trademark decision of this term. In Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. v. Marcel Fashions Group, Inc., Case No. 18-1086 (S. Ct. May 14, 2020), the ultimate question before the Court was the...
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Key UPSTO Initiatives to Ease Burden On Patent Owners and Patent Applicants During the COVID-19 Outbreak
By Fabian M. Koenigbauer
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A Brief Summary of the Key USPTO Initiatives to Speed Up Development of Treatment for COVID-19
By Fabian M. Koenigbauer
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