J. Steven Baughman

Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (Washington, DC)

J. STEVEN BAUGHMAN spearheads the PTAB practice at Paul, Weiss from Washington, DC. Since filing multiple proceedings in the PTAB’s first minutes of operation, Steve has been counsel of record in more than 150 covered business method (CBM), inter partes review (IPR) and Post-Grant Review (PGR) proceedings, including more than 50 argued through final hearing, leading IAM Patent 1000 to dub him a “post-grant guru,” an “ace up [the] sleeve[].” Over the first 4 ½ years of PTAB trials, Steve amassed a 47-0 record in final written decisions on behalf of challengers, invalidating every claim ruled on by the Board. He has also obtained notable victories for owners on key litigated claims and patents, including decisions rejecting institution or confirming validity. Steve was counsel on 15 of the PTAB’s first 25 CBMs, and to date has been counsel on more CBMs than any other attorney, including the first post-grant trial to reach final decision--recognized by Managing IP as “Milestone Case of the Year.” Steve was named Law360’s first “IP MVP” for post-grant contributions in 2013, and was short-listed by Managing IP North America in 2016 for “Outstanding IP Litigator (PTAB).” Steve’s work has also been recognized by The Legal 500 and LMG Life Sciences Stars.