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Kristina Baehr is a trial lawyer who has represented a variety of U.S. and international companies of all sizes in cases involving complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. She represents clients with matters involving fraud, mortgage-backed securities, indemnity, cybersecurity, breach of contract, trade secrets, shareholder derivative suits, patent infringement, FRAND, pharmaceuticals, and patent licensing.

Kristina has successfully briefed and argued issues at all stages of litigation, including discovery, Markman, summary judgment, pre-trial, Daubert, ITC briefing, sanctions, trial, and post-trial issues. She most recently managed a trial team on behalf of Rovi for a successful result before the International Trade Commission, including examining several witnesses and arguing procedural matters.

Kristina is an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). She is co-chair of the Austin Yale Law Alumni Association and has served as vice president of the national Yale Law School Executive Committee. She also serves on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Travis County.

Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Nancy Gertner on the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts and a Bernstein Fellow to the Carter Center in Liberia.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Rovi v. Comcast. Represents Rovi at the International Trade Commission and in the Southern District of New York in parallel patent infringement actions against Comcast, ARRIS, and Technicolor. Favorable ITC Initial Determination.
  • Nationstar. Represents Nationstar in mortgage-backed securities dispute.
  • Forcepoint. Represented Forcepoint in indemnity and fraud dispute with a national bank, which settled favorably.
  • MUSC v. AstraZeneca. Represented the Medical University of South Carolina in a patent infringement suit against AstraZeneca.
  • Ericsson v. Apple. Represented Ericsson in simultaneous suits against Apple for patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas and International Trade Commission. Commission. Litigation settled favorably.
  • Ericsson v. Samsung. Represented Ericsson in its suit against Samsung for patent infringement at the International Trade Commission. Member of back-to-back trial teams. Case settled before final adjudication.
  • Versata v. SAP. Member of appellate team that successfully defended a substantial judgment for Versata before the Federal Circuit. Litigation settled favorably.
  • MedImmune LLC v. Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. et al. Represented the Jackson Foundation and the doctors who invented the drug marketed by MedImmune as Synagis against allegations of breach of their license agreement with MedImmune. This case settled favorably after the client prevailed at summary judgment.
  • Versata v. Cars Direct.  Member of trial team that represented Versata in a jury trial against Cars Direct for patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
  • Becton-Dickinson v. RTI. Represented a leading manufacturer of medical devices in antitrust litigation brought by a competitor.

Recognition

Rankings & Honors

  • Named a Texas "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, 2016-2017

News & Events

Articles

Publications

  • Kristina Baehr, Comment, Mandatory Minimums Making Minimal Difference: Sentencing Sex Offenders in South Africa, 20 YALE J.L. & FEMINISM 213 (2008)
     
  • Chi Mgbako & Kristina Baehr, Engaging Legal Dualism: Paralegal Organizations and Customary Law in Sierra Leone and Liberia, in THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAW (Jeanmarie Fenrich ed. 2011)
     

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 2008

A.B., Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, Princeton University, 2004

Court Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • State of Massachusetts
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York
  • The U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
  • The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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