Baker Botts recently hired Washington, DC patent attorney Michael Sartori as a partner in its intellectual property practice group. Sartori joins Baker Botts from Venable where he served as the chair of the patent prosecution and counseling practice. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering, and focuses on counseling clients in semiconductors, software, artificial intelligence, and e-commerce, among other areas.

Baker Botts is a nationally ranked full-service law firm with an IP practice comprised of over 180 lawyers. The firm's IP practice is positioned in major markets including California, New York, and Texas. The firm currently earns a recommended ranking for patent prosecution in Washington, DC.