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Intellectual Asset Management Magazine Recognizes Finnegan and 18 Finnegan Partners as Leading Patent Practitioners

June 13, 2012

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June 13, 2012

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Intellectual Asset Management Magazine Recognizes Finnegan and 18 Finnegan Partners as Leading Patent Practitioners


WASHINGTON, DC - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine has published its inaugural IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners guide, recognizing Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, and 18 of the firm’s partners as leading patent practitioners. IAM ranked Finnegan as a leading patent law firm in six categories, including top nationwide recognition in the categories of Litigation and Prosecution.

Regionally, the firm’s Washington, DC office was ranked as a leading firm in the Licensing, Litigation, and Prosecution categories. Additionally, the firm’s Shanghai office was listed as a leading firm in China.

The following Finnegan attorneys were also recognized for their individual achievements:

Smith R. Brittingham IV (International Trade Commission)
Donald R. Dunner (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
J. Michael Jakes (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
Thomas L. Jarvis (International Trade Commission)
Charles E. Lipsey (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)

Jean B. Fordis (Prosecution)

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Robert D. Bajefsky (Litigation)
Smith R. Brittingham IV (Litigation)
Brian G. Brunsvold (Licensing)
Donald R. Dunner (Litigation)
Ford F. Farabow Jr. (Luminary)
Thomas L. Irving (Prosecution)
J. Michael Jakes (Litigation)
Thomas L. Jarvis (Litigation)
D. Brian Kacedon (Licensing)
Charles E. Lipsey (Litigation)
D. Patrick O’Reilley (Licensing)
John C. Paul (Licensing)
William H. Pratt (Licensing)
Charles E. Van Horn (Prosecution)
E. Robert Yoches (Litigation)

Roger D. Taylor

Naoki Yoshida (Licensing)

About IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners
IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners is a, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine research product. The guide offers best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation practitioners for 50 key jurisdictions. Over a period of five months, a dedicated IAM research team spoke with private practice lawyers and attorneys, as well as the users of their services, in countries across the world. The aim was to identify the practitioners and practices that companies turn to when only the best patent work will do. The firms and individuals listed in the IAM Patent 1000 are the results of that endeavor.

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