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The Mad Men of IP

Managing Intellectual Property
August 24, 2016

Media Mention

Managing Intellectual Property recently paid homage to the founders of notable intellectual property law firms, discussing their challenges, victories, and overall influence on modern day patent law. The article highlighted Finnegan's founders Marc Finnegan and Doug Henderson, who founded the firm in 1965. Their focus for the firm was high-quality legal work and an internal firm management structure that fostered collegiality. The founders also implemented the "second attorney review" rule, which held that all attorney writing for external audiences needed to be reviewed by at least one other attorney. The "second attorney review" rule continues to be an important standard at the firm today.