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The Legal 500 Says Finnegan Is “The Leading IP Boutique” for 2017 Rankings

The Legal 500
June 2, 2017

Related Professionals: Lipsey, Charles E., Arner, Erika Harmon, Sweet, Mark D., Rettew, Douglas A., Matheson, Julia Anne , Frederick, Mareesa A., Niemeyer, Elizabeth A., Hasford, Justin J., Kacedon, D. Brian , Stach, Jason E.

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June 2, 2017

Contact:    Mark D. Sweet, Managing Partner 

                   James B. Monroe, Chair 

The Legal 500 Says Finnegan Is "The Leading IP Boutique" for 2017 Rankings


WASHINGTON, DCThe Legal 500 U.S. ranked Finnegan as a leading IP law firm in the United States for the tenth consecutive year. The firm received Tier One rankings in six out of seven intellectual property categories: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage; Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission; Patents: Licensing; Patent Prosecution, including Re-examination and Post-Grant Proceedings; Trademarks: Litigation; and Trademarks: Non-contentious. According to The Legal 500, Finnegan’s six top-tier rankings make the firm the “leading IP boutique” this year.

Partner Charles E. Lipsey was inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which highlights partners who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence and are at the pinnacle of the profession. Overall editorial comments mentioned thirty-five Finnegan attorneys by name, noting several in particular for their experience and accomplishments in the practice of intellectual property law:

Leading Lawyers:

Patent Litigation: Full Coverage 
Charles E. Lipsey

Patent Prosecution 
Erika H. Arner 
Mark D. Sweet

Trademarks: Litigation 
Douglas A. Rettew

Trademarks: Non-contentious 
Julia Anne Matheson

Next Generation Lawyers:

Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission 
Mareesa A. Frederick 
Elizabeth A. Niemeyer

Patent Litigation: Full Coverage 
Justin J. Hasford

Patents: Licensing 
D. Brian Kacedon

Patent Prosecution 
Jason E. Stach


About The Legal 500
For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions.

About Finnegan
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patenttrademarkcopyright, and trade secret law, including counselingprosecutionlicensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents and trade marksinternational tradeportfolio management, the Internete-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.