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Charles Baker is a Partner in the Houston office of Locke Lord LLP where he focuses his practice on prosecuting and defending complex intellectual property and commercial litigation matters, including patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement matters, as well as trade secret and unfair competition matters. He is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. His experience includes significant cases involving oilfield services clients, including equipment manufacturers and service providers focused on the exploration and development of hydrocarbons. He has also represented numerous Fortune 500 high-tech companies in the computer hardware and software segments, telecommunications, medical device, internet, VoIP, data storage, and networking industries as well as a number of retail clients over the years. Charles is recognized as a leader in the field of intellectual property litigation, having been named a leading lawyer in Texas: intellectual property by Chambers USA since 2007. Most recently, Chambers lauded Charles as “an experienced trial attorney” with a client quoted “He is very easy to put in front of a jury; he has a very good courtroom manner and juries like him.” Charles is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.
Charles has tried a number of jury and nonjury cases in state and federal court, including over 30 jury trial cases for a client facing numerous tort claims concerning the alleged misapplication of a pesticide at a large multi-family apartment complex. In addition to handling numerous intellectual property cases in federal court, he has handled nearly half a dozen intellectual property matters before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He is known for his representation of the lead defendant in the MGM v. Grokster case, which has been called the most important copyright infringement case in the 21st century.
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