Stephen E. Baskin

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Stephen E. Baskin

Stephen E. Baskin

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

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Stephen Baskin is a partner in Mayer Brown's Intellectual Property practice and serves as the IP Practice Leader for the Washington DC Office. Steve focuses on patent litigation and has approximately 20 years of experience litigating complex IP matters. He serves as lead counsel in patent infringement cases and is focused on providing clients with strategic litigation and business counseling on all facets of intellectual property issues. Steve is experienced in all phases of litigation and focuses primarily on first-chair litigation and managing patent cases in district courts throughout the United States. His experience has included the representation of some of the largest and most well-known airlines, financial services institutions, technology and consumer products companies. Additionally, he is regularly involved in representing companies in disputes related to electrical, computer software, telecommunications, mechanical and business method patents. Steve also has significant first-chair experience litigating cases involving trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and complex business disputes.

Steve has been recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Chambers USA (2013) and was listed as a DC Super Lawyer (2013) for Intellectual Property Litigation. He has also been named Top 100: Washington DC Super Layers Top List in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was also identified as one of Washington, DC’s “Best Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2013 and as one of the up and coming “Top Lawyers” by the Washington Business Journal in 2008. Steve joined Mayer Brown from an Am Law 100 firm, where he served for five years as the Managing Partner of the DC office, and was responsible for the success and significant growth of that office. He is a recognized panel speaker on all facets of the legal industry including, specifically, the Washington DC legal market.

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

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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Number of Awards

1

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Director at KPMG Capital Ltd.

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Senior Counsel at King & Spalding LLP

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Chairman at Mayer Brown LLP

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Stephen E. Baskin
Partner at King & Spalding LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1995

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is the law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. It was one of the first schools accredited by the American Bar Association. The school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

BS
Class of 1991

Ohio University is a major U.S. public research university located on a 1,850-acre campus in Athens, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1804, it was the first university established in the former Northwest Territory and Ohio, and is the ninth oldest public university in the United States. Five regional campuses and e-learning programs further extend educational access and opportunity to students across southern Ohio and bring the total student population to more than 35,000.

Career History
Partner
2019 - Current

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Partner
2013 - 2019

Mayer Brown LLP provides legal services in areas of banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; U.S. Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Managing Partner
Prior

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP operates as a full-service law firm. It offers intellectual property services, including patent prosecution, licensing, trademark and copyright, and related business litigation. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

DC Appleseed solves problems affecting the daily lives of those who live and work in the National Capital area. As our region responds to the challenges posed by the current economic downturn, DC Appleseed’s collaborative approach to addressing problems is more important than ever. The financial support we receive is multiplied many times over by thousands of hours of donated pro bono time. We work with volunteer attorneys, business leaders, and community experts to identify pressing challenges, conduct research and analysis, make specific recommendations for reform, and implement effective solutions.

Chair, Corporate Executive Council
Tenure Unconfirmed

American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Established in 1913, the society is organized into six geographical regions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than 250 Regional offices throughout the United States. Its global headquarters is located in the American Cancer Society Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The ACS publishes the journals Cancer, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and Cancer Cytopathology.

Political Donations
$500
2009

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$1,000
2006

Former Senator from Mississippi

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Intellectual Property
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