FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 27, 2010
Contact: Barbara C. McCurdy 202.408.4047
Martin D. Hyden Joins Finnegan to Develop European Patent Practice
WASHINGTON, DC - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the world’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced today that Martin Hyden joined the firm on September 23, 2010. Mr. Hyden will practice European patent law from the firm’s Brussels office. He is a Chartered Patent Attorney and will be Finnegan’s first attorney to practice European patent law.
"Finnegan is taking another step in developing a truly international IP practice with the addition of Martin Hyden," stated Barbara Clarke McCurdy, Finnegan’s managing partner. "We are excited to expand our practice in Europe aided by Martin’s extensive UK and European legal experience."
Mr. Hyden is a qualified UK and European patent attorney with over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law positions in private practice and corporations. Prior to joining Finnegan, he was head of UK Patents Practice for Rouse & Co. for the past seven years. Previously, he served as Patent Counsel and IP Department Manager for Schlumberger at various locations in the UK, US, Japan, and France between 1990 and 2003. His practice covers all areas of patent counseling and prosecution with substantial experience in EPO opposition and appeal procedures.
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
, and trade secret law
, including counseling
, 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 www.finnegan.com