Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer Mark Whitaker Joins Baker Botts L.L.P.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mark Whitaker, who has built an extensive legal practice focused on patent litigation and ITC Section 337 actions, has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. as a partner in the Intellectual Property department. He is based in the firm's Washington office.

Whitaker has successfully represented clients in electronics, telecommunications, chemical and software process patent disputes and licensing campaigns. He has also worked with clients involved in fast-track intellectual property litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Whitaker joins an IP department at Baker Botts that has more than 130 IP lawyers, making it one of the largest IP practices in the United States. The firm represents clients in a wide range of services, including patent and trademark prosecution. On the litigation front, the firm has experience in complex, high-stakes patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation.

Whitaker currently serves as vice chair Division I of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and is a member of the board of directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Before joining Baker Botts, Whitaker was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Howrey. Whitaker was a member of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps before entering private practice as a litigator. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University and earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  

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