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W. Barton (Bart) Rankin

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

W. Barton Rankin is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Intellectual Property Group. He formerly worked as a law clerk to Chief Justice Josh R. Morriss III of the Texas Sixth District Court of Appeals. Since joining the Firm, Mr. Rankin has become a member of the Intellectual Property Group and has represented clients in a variety of matters, including patent infringement litigation, appellate litigation and complex commercial litigation.

Practice Focus

Mr. Rankin’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent-infringement, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and complex commercial litigation pending in federal district and appellate courts.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented multinational game developer in copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Represented major US financial services provider in an arbitration proceeding involving claims of fraud and theft of trade secrets pending in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Represented major US location services company in patent infringement litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Represented multinational hotel and casino in trademark litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Represented multinational electronics manufacturer and retailer in patent infringement litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Represented major US financial services provider in patent infringement litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented major multinational semiconductor manufacturer in patent infringement litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented major national provider of banking and payments technology in patent infringement litigation pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
  • Represented numerous US financial services providers in patent-infringement matters pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
  • Represented major multinational telecommunications provider in patent infringement matter pending in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas - Appellate Law and Business Litigation Sections
  • Dallas Bar Association - Appellate Law and Business Litigation Sections

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas~United States (2013)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit~United States (2009)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (2007)
  • U.S. Supreme Court~United States (2006)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas~United States (2005)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States (2004)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States (2004)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit~United States (2004)
  • Texas~United States (2002)

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D. cum laude) (2002)
  • Texas Tech University (B.A.) (1998)

Languages

  • English