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July 23, 2014 – Charles S. Baker, a recognized leader in intellectual property law, has joined Locke Lord’s Houston office as Partner, working in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department and IP Litigation Practice Group, and heading-up the IP Litigation Group in the Houston office.
In his 25-plus years of practice, Baker has litigated numerous complex IP matters, including patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement cases, as well as trade secret and unfair competition matters.
His experience includes significant cases involving major clients such as numerous Fortune 500 high-tech companies in the computer hardware and software segments, telecommunications, Internet, VoIP, data storage, and networking industries. He also has counseled clients in IP and antitrust matters, and negotiated complicated licensing arrangements. Baker more recently has litigated cases in the oil and gas seismic industry as well as the durable medical products industry, and has deep experience representing oil and gas services companies.
Previously a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, Baker has tried numerous cases to verdict and has handled nearly half a dozen matters before the International Trade Commission.
Houston Managing Partner said the Firm is excited and honored to have such a well-known and respected IP litigator joining its team, adding that he will bring a depth to the department to better serve client’s needs.
Baker earned his J.D. with honors from South Texas College of Law in 1985. He is admitted to practice law in Texas, as well as in the United States Supreme Court, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. International Trade Commission..
He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association and the Federal Bar Association. He was also recently named a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America society, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American Bar.
Baker can be reached at 713-226-1123 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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