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Chambers USA Recognizes Finnegan as a Band One Intellectual Property Law Firm

June 7, 2012

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June 7, 2012

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Chambers USA Recognizes Finnegan as a Band One Intellectual Property Law Firm


WASHINGTON, DC - Chambers USA has ranked Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Band 1 in the Nationwide Intellectual Property category for 2012. Finnegan has been ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm for the past five years, since the inception of the ranking by Chambers USA. Finnegan also ranked as Band 1 in the Nationwide International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) category; and the Nationwide Life Sciences category.

Regionally, the firm's Washington, DC office received a Band 1 ranking in the categories of Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property: Litigation; Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution; and Intellectual Property: TrademarkCopyright & Trade Secrets. The firm’s California office was ranked as Band 1 in the Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution category, and the firm’s Georgia and Northern Virginia offices ranked as Band 2 and Band 1 respectively in the Intellectual Property category.

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

Smith R. Brittingham IV (Section 337)
Donald R. Dunner (Appellate Law) 
Thomas L. Jarvis (Section 337)
Charles E. Lipsey (Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation)

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

Denise W. DeFranco (Intellectual Property)

Northern Virginia
Christopher P. Foley (Intellectual Property)
Charles E. Lipsey (Intellectual Property)
J. (Jay) T. Westermeier (Intellectual Property)

Washington, D.C.
Donald R. Dunner (Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property: Litigation with special recognition as a Star Individual in both categories)
Ford F. Farabow, Jr. (Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution with special recognition as a Senior Statesmen in both categories)
David W. Hill (Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution)
J. Michael Jakes (Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property: Litigation)

About Chambers USA
Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The rankings are based on client and peer review interviews and research. The guide is widely referred to by industry-leading companies, organizations, and law firms throughout the United States and world.

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