Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips is a Baton Rouge-based full-service firm with more than 70 attorneys. Several attorneys at the firm handle varying degrees of IP work, particularly with respect to commercial matters crossing into trademark and patent law. Marc Whitfield leads the firm's IP group. He recently obtained summary judgement in favor of an owner of a common law trademark, which ordered the cancellation of trademark registrations for the same marks. Other names singled out within the firm include attorneys Jeanne Davis and John Runnels. Davis started practicing law following an 18-year career as a university researcher and teacher in environmental physiology. Runnels concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and licensing.