Firm Profile

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Headquarters

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
United States
(202) 408.4000

Firm Details

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.
 

Management

Mark D. Sweet
Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Litigation - Patent with 6 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Reston in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Reston in Litigation - Patent with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Washington in Litigation - Patent with 6 lawyers

Clients

  • AbbVie
  • Caterpillar
  • Cephalon
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Grünenthal GmbH
  • LG Electronics
  • Philips Electronics
 

About Our 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).

Contacts

Erik R. Puknys
Appellate Section
+1 650 849 6644
Steven P. O'Connor Ph.D.
Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical
+1 571 203 2718
Eric J. Fues
Chemical/Metallurgical
+1 202 408 4245
Doris Johnson Hines
Electrical
+1 202 408 4250
John C. Paul
IP Management and Licensing
202-408-4109
John M. Williamson
IP Specialties
+1 202 408 4282
Gerald F. Ivey
Litigation Section
+1 202 408 4110
Anthony M. Gutowski
Mechanical
+1 571 203 2774
Adriana L. Burgy
Patent Office Practice
+1 202 408 4345
Jason E. Stach
PTAB Trial Practice
+1 404 653 6428
Douglas A. Rettew
Trademark and Copyright
202-408-4161

Firm Practice Areas

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

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Office Locations

China

China

Shanghai, China

Mirae Asset Tower

28/F, Unit A-B

No. 166 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong

Shanghai 200120

China

86 21 6194 2000

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Japan

Japan

Tokyo, Japan

33rd Floor, Shiroyama Trust Tower

3-1, Toranomon 4-chome

Minato-ku

Tokyo 105-6033

Japan

813 3431 6943

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South Korea

South Korea

Jung-gu

Jung-gu

Seoul, Jung-gu

22F West Tower

Mirae Asset Center 1

26, Eulji-ro 5 gil

Seoul, Jung-gu 04539

South Korea

82 2 6454 7300

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Taiwan

Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan

12D, 167 DunHua North Road

Taipei 105

Taiwan

886 2 2712 7001

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

16 Old Bailey

London EC4M 7EG

United Kingdom

44 20 7864 2800

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United States

United States

California

California

Palo Alto, CA

Stanford Research Park, Second Floor

3300 Hillview Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94304-1203

United States

(650) 849.6600

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

901 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001-4413

United States

(202) 408.4000

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Georgia

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

271 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30363-6209

United States

(404) 653.6400

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

Two Seaport Lane

Boston, MA 02210-2001

United States

(617) 646.1600

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Virginia

Virginia

Reston, VA

Two Freedom Square

11955 Freedom Drive

Reston, VA 20190-5675

United States

(571) 203.2700

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