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The Legal 500 U.S. Continues to Rank Finnegan as a Tier One Intellectual Property Law Firm

June 6, 2012

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June 6, 2012

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The Legal 500 U.S. Continues to Rank Finnegan as a Tier One Intellectual Property Law Firm


WASHINGTON, DC - The Legal 500’s United States 2012 edition of its peer-reviewed directory ranks Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, as a Tier 1 firm in the intellectual property categories of Patent Litigation: Full Coverage; Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission; Patent Licensing and Transactional; Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents; Trademarks: Litigation; and Trademarks: Non-contentious. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has been ranked Tier 1 in the major intellectual property categories. Published comments from clients range from "displays superior IP expertise and a balanced fighting spirit" to "extraordinary knowledge and experience in the trademark area, practical real world advice and a deep bench for complex trademark disputes."

In addition to the firm receiving top practice rankings, 26 attorneys were singled out for their experience and counseling talents in the practice of intellectual property law:

John R. Alison
James R. Barney
Leslie I. Bookoff
Michele C. Bosch
Smith R. Brittingham IV
Patrick J. Coyne
Frank A. DeCosta III, Ph.D.
Bryan C. Diner
Kenneth M. Frankel
Jonathan M. Gelchinsky
Doris Johnson Hines
John F. Hornick
J. Michael Jakes
Thomas L. Jarvis
Lynn M. Jordan
D. Brian Kacedon
David M. Kelly
Christine E. Lehman
Charles E. Lipsey
Julia Anne Matheson
Linda K. McLeod
D. Patrick O’Reilley
John C. Paul
Douglas A. Rettew
Mark Sommers
Charles E. Van Horn

About The Legal 500
Published for over twenty years, The Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries. Used by commercial and private companies, corporate counsel, CEOs, and professional advisers—as well as by other referrers of work both nationally and internationally—the series is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities.

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