FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan announced today the election of seven attorneys to the partnership. Their practices cover all aspects of intellectual property law surrounding the development, procurement, licensing and enforcement of patent, trademark and copyright portfolios, including litigation before federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Their technical experience covers a variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, clean energy, electronics, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, food and beverage, and telecommunications.
Finnegan managing partner James B. Monroe stated, "We are extremely proud of this talented group of new partners. They exemplify the breadth of experience, knowledge, and diversity that allows Finnegan to provide its clients with the combination of legal and technical expertise needed in the increasingly complex field of intellectual property."
Krista E. Bianco (Washington, DC) practices patent litigation before federal district courts and the ITC involving a wide range of chemical and pharmaceutical technologies, with particular experience in organic molecules. She has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical patent holders in litigations arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Ms. Bianco received a B.S. in Chemistry (1999), magna cum laude, from University of Maryland, and a J.D. (2006), with honors, from University of Connecticut School of Law.
Mareesa A. Frederick (Washington, DC) focuses her practice on client counseling, opinion work, and patent and other intellectual property litigation with a particular emphasis on Section 337 proceedings before the ITC. She has experience in a broad range of technologies, including cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, semiconductor chips and packaging, pneumatic devices, kinesiotherapy devices, tunable lasers, mobile telephones, digital cameras, television and computer monitors, inkjet cartridges, printing plates, LED lighting, and automotive parts. In addition, Ms. Frederick has extensive technical experience in polymer processing through her previous employment with Mobil Chemical, Films Division, where she worked as an R&D engineer and a process engineer. Ms. Frederick received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (1997) from Georgia Institute of Technology, a B.S. in Chemistry (1997), magna cum laude, from Spelman College, and a J.D. (2002), with honors, from George Washington University National Law Center.
Jeffrey A. Freeman (Atlanta) practices patent litigation, prosecution, and client counseling. He has successfully represented clients in a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, inorganic materials, pulp and paper, oil and gas, cosmetics, and food and beverage compositions. Mr. Freeman’s litigation practice includes U.S. district court litigations and appeals to the Federal Circuit, with particular experience representing pharmaceutical patent holders in litigations arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr. Freeman received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2002), with honors, from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a J.D. (2005), cum laude, from University of Georgia School of Law.
Minjae Kang (Reston, VA) focuses his practice on litigation before both district courts and the ITC. In addition to litigation, Mr. Kang's practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technologies, including computer software and hardware, networks, network security, databases, telecommunications, mobile devices, electronic and mechanical devices, and business methods. Mr. Kang received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (1999), cum laude, from Cornell University, and a J.D. (2007) from George Mason University School of Law.
Naresh Kilaru (Washington, DC) focuses his practice on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law. He has extensive litigation experience before district and appellate courts, as well as the TTAB, including cases involving traditional trademarks, product packaging and product configuration trade dress, false advertising, counterfeiting, gray-market goods, domain names, and computer source code. Mr. Kilaru regularly advises clients on brand protection and enforcement strategies in the United States and around the world. He is co-author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Secondary Trademark Infringement and AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Kilaru received a B.A. (1999), magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and a J.D. (2002) from George Washington University Law School.
Timothy P. McAnulty (Washington, DC) practices all aspects of U.S. patent law, including strategic counseling, post-grant proceedings, due diligence, freedom-to-operate studies, portfolio development, and district court litigation. He focuses his practice on contentious proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including post-grant challenges under the AIA. Throughout his career, he has helped many clients build strategic portfolios for enforcement and develop competitive patent strategies. Mr. McAnulty received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1997) from Lehigh University, and a J.D. (2007), with honors, from George Washington University Law School.
C. Brandon Rash (Washington, DC) practices all aspects of patent-related work, including litigation before federal district courts and the ITC, post-grant proceedings before the PTAB of the USPTO, appeals to the Federal Circuit, and client counseling. His broad experience spans from pre-litigation investigation through trial and appeal. He concentrates in the areas of electronics, computer hardware and software, Internet and network communications, semiconductors, and wireless technologies. Mr. Rash received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1999) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and a J.D. (2006), magna cum laude, from University of Richmond School of Law. Before joining Finnegan, Mr. Rash clerked for Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
James B. Monroe, Managing Partner
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 patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit www.finnegan.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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