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Sean D. Damon
+1 202 408 4397

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


  • University of Maryland School of Law
    J.D., 2012
  • North Carolina State University
    B.S., Computer Engineering, 2007
  • North Carolina State University
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2007

Sean D. Damon


Sean Damon focuses on patent litigation, prosecution, and client counseling, with an emphasis on electrical and computer technologies such as computer hardware/architecture, software, communication networks, signal processing and content management systems. Additionally, Mr. Damon works closely with open source software and standards, including advising companies regarding risks when using and distributing open source software, when they are creating open source software policies, or when they are contemplating participation in various standards setting organizations. He has appeared before U.S. district courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Damon's litigation experience encompasses multiple stages of the litigation process, including management of complex document review; preparing trial examination and cross examination; and drafting pre-trial motions, and pre- and post-trial briefs. His PTAB experience includes representing both petitioners and patent owners before the PTAB. He worked on the first ever post-grant review (PGR) of a covered business method (CBM) patent petitioned by a government agency.

Prior to joining Finnegan, Mr. Damon worked for five years at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems as a system architect. His work involved designing and developing system architectures, primarily focusing on signal processing and sensing technology. In addition, Mr. Damon help developed Northrop Grumman Electronic System’s open source software policy.

Professional Recognition

  • Black Engineer of the Year—Modern Day Technology Leader Award, 2011.

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (member, Standards and Open Source Committee, 2016-present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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