The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work +1 202 408 4000

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the world’s largest firms focusing on intellectual property law. With offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Finnegan practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, representing clients in IP issues related to US and European patent and trademark law, international trade, portfolio management, the internet, cybersecurity, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, automotive, aerospace and aviation, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics, and 3D printing. More than 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals hold degrees in scientific disciplines (75+ hold PhDs), more than 230 are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 35 are former USPTO patent examiners.

Surveys conducted by legal and business publications consistently rank Finnegan as one of the leading IP law practices in the world. Managing Intellectual Property ranked Finnegan as the first-ever ‘IP Firm of the Decade’ and recognized the firm as ‘Global IP Firm of the Year’ in 2016. In Managing Intellectual Property’s ‘World IP’ surveys, the firm is ranked as a top US law firm for contentious and non-contentious patent and trademark work; Chambers USA also ranks Finnegan as a top IP law firm.

Main areas of practice

Finnegan’s attorneys focus on US and European intellectual property law, including patent prosecution; patent opinions and counseling; PTAB trials and patent office proceedings, including inter partes review, post-grant review, re-examinations, reissues, interferences, and derivation; patent transactions, including due diligence licensing, and patent monetization; patent litigation; trademark prosecution and counseling; trademark litigation; trade secrets; and copyrights.

Managing Partner: Mark D Sweet

Chair: James B Monroe

Other Offices:London

Above material supplied by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP.

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Government puts cartel criminalisation back on the table

    The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Kris Faafoi, has today tabled the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Bill (the Bill ) in the House.
  • Luxembourg introduces draft legislation to create beneficial ownership registers

    Luxembourg’s government has published draft legislation to incorporate into national law the requirements under articles 30 and 31 of the European Union’s Directive 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, better known as the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Placed before the Chamber of Deputies on December 6, 2017, draft law no. 7217 would establish a central register of beneficial owners of Luxembourg legal entities such as companies and partnerships under the authority of the minister of justice, while draft law no. 7216 would create a similar register of beneficial owners of fiduciary contracts, that is express trusts, under the authority of the Administration de l’Enregistrement et des Domaines, Luxembourg’s indirect tax authority.
  • The new EU regulation on general data protection 2016/679 (“GDPR”)

  • Spouses and tax demands

    6 Mar 2018 at 04:00 / NEWSPAPER SECTION:
  • What Can You Legally “Watch Free Online” and When?

    Putlocker. BitTorrent. PirateBay. Napster. Mediafire.
  • New Zealand favours English approach to penalties

    A recent High Court decision marks an important step in the development of the approach to the “Penalty Doctrine” in New Zealand – that is, the principle that contractual provisions which allow parties to punish one another disproportionately are unenforceable. Justice Whata’s judgment in Honey Bees v 127 Hobson Street 1 carefully traverses the recent evolution of the doctrine and provides helpful clarification of its application to contracts in New Zealand.
  • Raspberries and IT: New Sector Inquiries by the Serbian Competition Commission

    The Serbian Competition Commission (the " Commission ") recently finished sector inquiries concerning quite distinct industries – raspberries and the public procurement for software and hardware. The aim behind the inquiries was to perform extensive market research and analysis in order to acquire a clearer picture of the possible antitrust issues and risks in two sectors widely perceived as strategic for the development of the Serbian economy.
  • How open is New Zealand to Open Banking

    This week New Zealand hosts the Digital Nations 2030 to discuss what is required to become a truly digital nation by 2030. Open Banking is a critical first step, but where is it on the Government’s agenda?​
  • The Public Administration Electronic Market: the future of public procurement

    The Public Administration Electronic Market is a digital marketplace, created in 2002 and managed by Consip S.p.A., the Italian central purchasing body, on behalf of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. Through the Ministry, registered authorities can purchase goods and services offered by suppliers that have been vetted and authorised to post their catalogues on the system for values below the European threshold.
  • Even More Sector Inquiries: Sportswear And Oil Retail Under Scrutiny By The Serbian Commission

    The Serbian Competition Commission (the " Commission ") continues its diligent examination of the Serbian competitive landscape in specific industries, this time with inquiries in two more industries – sportswear (including footwear and sporting equipment) and oil (petroleum products). Once again, the aim behind the market test was to identify potential issues on the relevant markets and provide broader insight into the functioning of the relevant markets.