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 a true full-service IP firm with experts in every area of IP and every technology. A comprehensive approach to clients’ IP needs and Finnegan’s mega-boutique size underpins their year-to-year, decade-to-decade preeminence in IP litigation across all industries and tribunals. From offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Finnegan continues to be one of the world’s largest firms focusing on intellectual property, practicing all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, representing clients on IP issues relating to U.S. and European patent and trademark law, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, cybersecurity, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.

Finnegan offers full-service IP legal experience and technical expertise in virtually every industry and technology, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, chemicals, electronic devices and components, computers and software, financial services and business systems, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), digital health, nanotechnology, automotive, aerospace and aviation, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, media, food and beverage, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics, sports and fitness, textiles, and 3D printing.

With the firm’s practice centered on intellectual property, the firm is able to create economies of scale and focus all resources on providing the best tools, practices, and procedures for clients’ IP matters. More than 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals hold degrees in scientific disciplines (over 60 hold PhDs), more than 200 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and nearly 40 are former USPTO patent examiners. With more than 50 years’ IP experience, Finnegan 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Since being the one of 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, with more than 70 covered business method reviews (CBMs), more than a dozen post-grant reviews (PGRs, relatively few of which have been filed), and more than 800 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. The firm files approximately 2,500 US and 1,000 foreign patent applications annually.

Surveys conducted by legal and business publications consistently rank Finnegan as one of the leading intellectual property law practices in the world. The firm is consistently ranked in the United States for contentious and prosecution trademark and patent work by publications including Managing Intellectual Property and The Legal 500, which have ranked Finnegan as a top tier firm in nearly every significant IP category for more than 10 years. The publications cite the firm’s winning record, technical expertise, and deep bench of talent in all aspects of IP litigation, including trials, appeals, and proceedings at the USPTO and ITC investigations.

Management

Anand K. Sharma
Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Litigation - Patent with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Washington in Litigation - Patent with 5 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

John M. Williamson
IP Specialties
+1 202 408 4282
J. Michael Jakes
Appellate Section
+1 202 408 4045
Robert F. Shaffer
Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical
+1 202 408 4375
Michele C. Bosch
Chemical/Metallurgical
+1 202 408 4193
Erika Harmon Arner
Electrical
+1 571 203 2754
Frank A. DeCosta, III, Ph.D.
Litigation Section
+1 202 408 4012
Aaron L. Parker
Mechanical
+1 202 408 4387
Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D.
Patent Office Practice
+1 202 408 4105
Joshua L. Goldberg
PTAB Trial Practice
+1 202 408 6092
Danny M. Awdeh
Trademark and Copyright
+1 202 408 4353

Firm Practice Areas

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

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