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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest law firms in the world focusing solely on intellectual property law. With offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Finnegan practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. The firm represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, European patent oppositions, and unfair competition. Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, chemical, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, automotive, aerospace and aviation, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics, and 3D printing. Nearly 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals hold degrees in scientific disciplines (75+ hold PhDs), more than 200 are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 45 are former USPTO patent examiners.

Finnegan has more than 50 years of IP experience. The firm handles hundreds of litigation cases across the spectrum of IP-related venues, including district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Federal Circuit—where they have briefed and argued more cases than any other law firm—and the U.S. Supreme Court. Since being the first to file a petition and subsequently argue a post-grant review of a covered-business method case following the implementation of the America Invents Act, Finnegan is one of the busiest law firms representing petitioners and patent owners in post-grant review proceedings. Annually, the firm files approximately 2,500 U.S. and 1,000 foreign patent applications, and regularly manages large global trademark portfolios, including portfolios totaling more than 10,000 registrations/applications in more than 200 countries.

Surveys conducted by legal and business publications consistently rank Finnegan as a leading IP law firm in the world. In Managing Intellectual Property’s 2005 to 2015 World IP Surveys, the firm has been consistently ranked as a tier 1 or tier 2 US law firm for contentious and non-contentious patent and trademark work; Chambers USA ranked Finnegan as a top IP law firm from 2008 to 2015; and in 2015 Managing Intellectual Property honoured Finnegan with its first ever U.S. IP Firm of the Decade Award.

 

Main Location

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Phone: 202-408-4000
10 offices in 6 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Donald R. Dunner Donald R. Dunner Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Patent
Practicing in: Litigation - Patent

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Reston, Virginia in Litigation - Patent with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Reston, Virginia in Patent Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Reston, Virginia in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 3 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Reston, Virginia in Litigation - Patent with 3 lawyers.

    Clients

    Abbott Labs, Caterpillar, Eli Lilly and Company, FedEx, HTC Corp., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Philips Electronics, Pronova BioPharma Norge AS, Rambus, and Research in Motion (RIM).


    Client Comments

    "I have been a client of Larry Hefter for over fifteen years. On behalf of the global company I work for, I have always sought clear, business-directed trademark advice to provide my internal clients. In the United States, Larry has given me that kind of advice for all my trademark issues. I have relied on him time and time again, which has fostered in me a deep respect for, and admiration of, Larry. "
    - Alex Brkich
    Nortel Networks Limited
    "I have been a client of Larry Hefter for over fifteen years. On behalf of the global company I work for, I have always sought clear, business-directed trademark advice to provide my internal clients. In the United States, Larry has given me that kind of advice for all my trademark issues. I have relied on him time and time again, which has fostered in me a deep respect for, and admiration of, Larry. "
    - Alex Brkich
    Nortel Networks Limited

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

    Main Location

    901 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20001-4413
    Phone: 202-408-4000
    10 offices in 6 countries

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Contacts

    Appellate Section
    +1 650 849 6644
    Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical
    +1 571 203 2718
    Chemical/Metallurgical
    +1 202 408 4245
    Electrical
    +1 202 408 4250
    IP Management and Licensing
    202-408-4109
    IP Specialties
    +1 202 408 4282
    Litigation Section
    +1 202 408 4110
    Mechanical
    +1 571 203 2774
    Patent Office Practice
    +1 202 408 4345
    PTAB Trial Practice
    +1 404 653 6428
    Trademark and Copyright
    202-408-4161

    Practice Areas

    Appellate Practice
    Information Technology Law
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Patent
    Patent Law
    Trademark Law