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.
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).