Hunter Baker chairs the firm's Pharmaceutical Group and focuses his practice on patent prosecution and strategic counseling in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemistry, materials and medical devices. Hunter counsels clients on patent prosecution, patentability searches, freedom to operate studies, opinion letters and licensing.
Hunter completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School, where he was an MD-PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. His graduate work in Professor EJ Corey’s laboratory at Harvard University focused on the enzymatic mechanism of lanosterol synthase, an important enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and other steroids.
"Hunter knows that if I don’t respond to an e-mail and it’s really important, he will call me. I am perfectly comfortable having him handle things without me if he needs to. He has never lost sight of who the client is and has a great perspective on working with us as a team."
Hunter has repeatedly been named a "Life Science Star" by LMG Life Sciences. The LMG Life Sciences guide is based on case evidence and interviews with clients and peers from other law firms.
Hunter has repeatedly been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for his work in the field of intellectual property law. He has also repeatedly been named to Managing IP’s IP Stars list as a Massachusetts Patent Star and to The Best Lawyers in America©.
In addition, Hunter is ranked among the top 100 most active attorneys in biotech patent prosecution by Patexia in 2022.
Hunter is an avid scuba diver.