McDermott Will & Emery announced Friday it has added another intellectual property lawyer from Baker Botts.
Dallas lawyer David Tobin, who is minted a partner with the move, reunites with 12 former Baker Botts lawyers, including 11 IP partners that launched McDermott’s Austin office this summer and David Genender, who joined later.
“Building on the successful integration of the fantastic IP team in our new Austin office, we are focused on expanding our capabilities to best support our client’s needs and continue our IP practice’s growth trajectory,” William Gaede, global head of McDermott’s IP practice, said in a statement.
“David is a versatile litigator who can immediately step in to support ongoing matters, and his practice also helps further enhance our [Patent Trial and Appeal Board] bench strength.”
Tobin, a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, focuses his practice on post-grant trials and patent litigation. He is currently involved in pending matters for Halliburton and Samsung.
In the Halliburton patent infringement case before Judge Alan Albright of the Western District of Texas, Tobin is counsel along with Austin partner Syed Fareed, who was one of the former Baker Botts lawyers to open McDermott’s Austin office.