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Finnegan Recognized as a Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm by Chambers USA for 2011

June 10, 2011

Related Professionals: Brittingham IV, Smith R., Carron, Virginia L., Dunner, Donald R., Foley, Christopher P., Hill, David W., Jakes, J. Michael , Lipsey, Charles E., Taylor, Roger D.

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June 10, 2011

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Finnegan Recognized as a Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm by Chambers USA for 2011


WASHINGTON, DC - Chambers USA has ranked Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Band 1 for intellectual property law in the United States for 2011. Finnegan has been ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm since the inception of the ranking by Chambers USA in 2007. The firm also received top rankings in the intellectual property category for District of Columbia and Virginia; the Nationwide International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) category; and in the Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution category for both California and the District of Columbia. The firm ranked in Band 2 for Georgia and the Nationwide Life Sciences category.

The following Finnegan attorneys were recognized as being leaders in the field of intellectual property:

Washington, D.C.
Smith R. Brittingham IV (Section 337)
Donald R. Dunner (Intellectual Property with special recognition as a Star Individual in IP)
Ford F. Farabow, Jr. (Intellectual Property with special recognition as a Senior Statesmen in IP)
David W. Hill (Intellectual Property)
J. Michael Jakes (Intellectual Property)
Thomas L. Jarvis (Section 337)

R. Bruce Bower (Intellectual Property)
Virginia L. Carron (Intellectual Property)
William B. Dyer (Intellectual Property)
Roger D. Taylor (Intellectual Property)

Northern Virginia
Christopher P. Foley (Intellectual Property)
Charles E. Lipsey (Intellectual Property, and Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation)
J. (Jay) T. Westermeier (Intellectual Property)

About Chambers USA
Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.

About Finnegan
With more than 375 intellectual property lawyers, Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Palo Alto, California; Reston, Virginia; Brussels, Belgium; Shanghai, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit