DALLAS/NEW YORK — Aug. 30, 2022

Key takeaways

  • Duane L. Carver Jr. and Kyle Morse join BakerHostetler as counsel in the firm’s Dallas and New Yorkoffices, respectively. Both are members of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science Prosecution team.
  • Carver has extensive experience constructing and prosecuting various patent applications, with an emphasis on technology patents related to computer engineering and software. Before entering law, he was a lead software engineer for a multinational financial services corporation.
  • Morse concentrates his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, focusing on software technologies related to human-machine interaction, operating systems, extended reality, speech processing, virtualization, computer animation, payment processing andsecurity. He also advises his clients on patent portfolio management and assessment, open source contributions, and standards participation.

Why this matters

Carver and Morse bring their substantial practices for globally prominent clients to the firm and are just two of the latest additions to BakerHostetler’s national Intellectual Property Practice Group. In March, the firm added a 20-person IP team in California, including highly regarded attorneys Mark Itri and Michael Dreznes. In June, BakerHostetler welcomed Melody Drummond Hansen, who has been recognized as a California Trailblazer by The Recorder.

About Carver’s practice

Carver focuses on providing U.S. and foreign patent protection for companies of all sizes. His practice encompasses all areas of patent law, including prosecution and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, patent portfolio valuation and infringement analysis, inter partes review, and litigation in U.S. District Courts. His diverse experience comprises all aspects of electrical and computer technology, including software programming, networking, semiconductor and integrated circuits, optical systems, medical devices, mobile devices, databases, open source hardware and software development, and internetworking devices. In addition to handling patent law matters, Carver has provided copyright infringement analysis for large, Internet-related technology companies and has co-authored various articles in this space.

Before law school, Carver was a lead software engineer for a multinational financial services corporation. In that position, he led teams of on- and offshore engineers in developing financial software systems for Fortune 500 companies, created a proprietary unit-testing platform and guided grassroots engineering teams to improve engineering quality throughout the organization.

Carver received his B.S. in computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he co-led the Patent Law Society and served in various editorial positions for the Berkeley Law and Technology Journal and Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy.

About Morse’s practice

Morse has extensive experience in the strategic planning, development and management of global patent portfolios tailored to individual business needs. He leads teams to build U.S. patent portfolios that deter competitors and attract venture funding. He also collaborates with foreign counsel to secure patents across the world, including in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and the U.K. From his years seconded at a Fortune 5 company, Morse provides an in-house perspective that supports a holistic approach to the practice of patent law.

Before beginning his legal career, Morse worked at an established startup where he developed programming solutions for automating the testing and measurement of file-based media.

Morse received his B.S. in computer science, with distinction, from the University of Oklahoma, his Master of Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University Law School.

Key quote

“Duane and Kyle have enviable practices and sought-after patent prosecution experience, as well as portfolio management and Patent Trial and Appeal Board and oral proceedings skills. Their strong command of advanced technology in various areas will make them valuable additions to the patent group,” said Mark Tidman, firmwide chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. “Duane and Kyle’s addition helps us maintain our market-leading presence in IP for technology companies.”

For more information on BakerHostetler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, visithttps://www.bakerlaw.com/IntellectualProperty. Connect with us on Twitter at @BakerHostetler or on LinkedIn at @BakerHostetler, @MarkTidman, @DuaneCarver and @KyleMorris.


About BakerHostetler

With hundreds of highly ranked attorneys across multiple practice areas, BakerHostetler helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues, delivering sophisticated counsel and outstanding client service. The firm has six core practice groups – Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax – composed of more than 1,000 lawyers located coast to coast. For more information, visit bakerlaw.com.