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Clara N. Jiménez
+1 202 408 4253
clara.jimenez@finnegan.com

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, D. Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Boston College Law School
    J.D., 2010
  • University of Massachusetts
    B.S., Chemical Engineering,
    magna cum laude
    , 2005

Languages

  • Spanish

Clara N. Jiménez

Associate

Clara Jiménez counsels patent owners as well as clients accused of infringement in the chemical, cosmetic, and medical device industries. She has experience with consumer, industrial, and pharmaceuticals products, and a variety of chemical products such as polymers, catalyst, metallurgical, and advanced materials. Ms. Jiménez's practice encompasses patent prosecution, client counseling, post-grant practice, and patent litigation.

Ms. Jiménez works with clients to develop intellectual property protection strategies to fit their business needs. She drafts and prosecutes U.S. patent applications, coordinates foreign patent prosecution, and assists clients in the development of trade secret policies. Ms. Jiménez also prepares validity and freedom-to-operate opinions, and performs acquisition-related and pre-litigation due diligence analyses in the areas of material science, chemistry, and polymer chemistry.

Ms. Jiménez has experience in reexamination, interference, and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She represents patentees and accused infringers in litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and has assisted clients in patent opposition proceedings in Europe, South America, and Asia.

Before attending law school, Ms. Jiménez worked as a process engineer in the chemical industry. Her technical experience includes designing and developing chemical processes for the manufacturing of chemiluminescent reagents for clinical diagnostic assays, polyurethane resins, and aerogel insulation.

Highlights

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. ZOLL Medical Corp. (D. Mass.) and Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. ZOLL Lifecor Corp. (W.D. Pa.). Representing Philips in patent litigations involving defibrillators and defibrillator electrodes.
  • ZOLL Medical Corp. v. Respironics Inc. (D. Del., PTAB). Representing Respironics in patent litigation and inter partes reexamination involving transmission of data from sleep apnea devices.
  • Brooks Automation Inc. v. Telemark (N.D. Cal.). Representing Brooks in patent litigation involving mixed refrigerants.
  • Represents chemical company in U.S. and foreign patent infringement actions and post-grant oppositions relating to innovative catalytic materials.
  • Represented foreign ship manufacturer in inter partes review of patents related to epoxides and sealants.
  • Represented potential acquisition targets and potential purchasers in intellectual property due diligence investigations related to fluorine compounds and oil additives.
  • Represents on a pro bono basis disabled military veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims in appeals related to denial of benefits, and domestic abuse victims for the Family Law Project of the Women's Bar Foundation
  • Volunteers at pro-bono immigration and family law clinics in Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA.
  • Law clerk for the University of Massachusetts General Counsel’s office, 2009-2010.

Professional Recognition

  • Sheila McGovern Scholarship, Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, 2009
  • Judge Helen W. Nies Scholarship, Federal Circuit Bar, 2007

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • National Bar Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • American Bar Association

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