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Stephen E. Baskin

Stephen E. Baskin

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Managing IP 2017 IP Stars

Thirteen Mayer Brown partners were recognized as “IP Stars” in the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s “World IP Handbook and Survey,” an annual analysis of the IP market based on extensive research among IP professionals.

"A great client-oriented attorney - he's very quick to respond and doesn't overpromise or provide advice which runs counter to bottom line interest."

Chambers & Partners USA

Stephen Baskin is a partner in Mayer Brown's Intellectual Property Litigation practice and serves as the IP Practice Leader for the Washington DC Office. With over 20 years of experience, Steve is a first-chair trial lawyer with substantial experience representing technology companies in patent litigation, licensing and trade secret disputes, and other complex matters.

Steve leads all types of patent litigation cases, with a results oriented approach that is focused on achieving the client’s overall desired result, which he understands can vary case by case. Steve also spends considerable time counseling clients in pre-litigation matters, analyzing patents and related technology in either defending allegations or conducting due diligence in potential offensive actions for clients. Steve is currently advising clients in several such matters involving technical areas, such as the use of RFID and related technology; the use of website functionality directed to features involving search criteria and functions related to specific industries; review of certain mechanical features related to use of centrifugal industrial pumps, and case involving specific types of engine washing systems utilizing detection functionality. Steve also recently participated in a month long arbitration for a client involving standard essential patents directed to specific telecommunication standards and functions, and is representing a substantial technology company involving ATM functionality directed to specific hardware and software functions allowing for envelope free deposits.

Steve’s litigation and trial experience is broad and has included the representation of some of the largest and most well-known companies, including airlines; financial services institutions; manufacturing, technology, telecommunications and consumer products companies. Steve’s matters regularly involve representing companies in disputes related to electrical, computer software, telecommunications, mechanical and business method patents. Steve focuses on providing practical advice with a common sense approach to resolving matters, while aggressively protecting or pursuing his client’s interests.

Steve has been recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Chambers USA and is recommended by IAM Patent 1000 for patent litigation noting that Steve is “[A]ggressive yet affable, [S]teve is a great storyteller in the courtroom. Judges like him.” In common with his colleagues, “he works exceptionally hard and is highly effective”; and was listed as a DC Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation for five consecutive years. He has also been named for each year since 2013 as one of the “[T]op 100: Washington DC Super Lawyers “ by Super Lawyers and has been identified as one of Washington, DC's "Best Lawyers" by Washingtonian Magazine.

Steve is also very involved in the community and public affairs. He chairs the Corporate Area Board for the American Cancer Society and serves as a Board of Director for Thanks USA and DC Appleseed.

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