Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that Wayne Stacy and Sarah Guske will be joining the firm’s San Francisco office as Partners in the Intellectual Property practice group. They will join Stuart Plunkett and Jonathan Shapiro who joined the firm in May.
“Wayne and Sarah are outstanding litigators and we are thrilled that they are joining our firm. Baker Botts has a vibrant Technology practice, in fact eight of the firm’s largest 15 clients are in the Technology Sector, and their decision to join us highlights our sector leadership and the added value we are able to provide to our clients,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.
Mr. Stacy has a background in trying patent cases in the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of Texas where his practice has targeted litigation among competitive entities where significant damages are at issue and injunctions are utilized. He also has extensive expertise in representing clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In addition, he has litigated on behalf of clients in the software electronics, telecommunications systems and cloud computing industries.
Mr. Stacy has been an Adjunct Professor for over a decade teaching Patent Litigation and Patent Office Litigation.
He has a BS in Computer Engineering from Southern Methodist University and a JD, with high honors, from George Washington University Law School.
Ms. Guske’s practice focuses on technology and patent litigation. She has litigated matters in district court and before the PTAB involving a wide variety of technologies, including telecommunication protocols and systems, MPEG multimedia data for broadcast, telephonic voice recognition software and graphic chipset design. Ms. Guske also has significant appellate, unfair competition and trademark litigation experience. In addition, she also served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Patent Litigation.
She has a BS in Physics, summa cum laude, from Washington State University, a BA in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from Whitworth College and a JD from the University of California, Davis School of Law.
“Sarah and Wayne are well known and highly regarded technology and patent litigators. Baker Botts is known as one of the industry’s leading patent litigation firms and having them join our San Francisco office further highlights the momentum that we have generated since opening our office earlier this year,” said Pat Stanton, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s San Francisco office.
Ms. Guske and Mr. Stacy are joining Baker Botts from Cooley LLP.
The Baker Botts IP and Technology practice is recognized for its expertise and the firm’s lawyers were recently described by Chambers & Partners as having ”excellent judgment and are highly skilled litigators.”
About Baker Botts L.L.P.
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