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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

271 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1400, ATLANTA, GA 30363-6209, USA
Tel:
Work +1 404 653 6400
Fax:
Fax +1 404 653 6444
Web:
www.finnegan.com
Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul and 4 more

Virginia L. Carron

Tel:
Work +1 404 653 6452
Email:
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Managing Partner, Atlanta Office

Career

Virginia Carron, managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office, practices patent and trademark litigation, counseling, and prosecution. Virginia’s client base is broad, including computer software and hardware companies, members of the telecommunications industry, the world’s largest manufacturer of hand-made cigars, a large international chemical and minerals corporation, and numerous international clients in various technology fields.

Member

  • American Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Trial Sections)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Intellectual Property Section, chair-elect, 2017-2018; vice chair, 2016-2017; treasurer, 2015-2016; special events chair, 2014-2015)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section, chair, 2012-2013; vice chair, 2011-2012, treasurer/secretary, 2010-2011)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Atlanta Chapter)
  • Bleckley Inn of Court (master)
  • Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (president, 2012-2014; Founding Committee, vice president, 2010-2012)

Education

Emory University School of Law
J.D., with distinction, 1992
Mississippi State University
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, cum laude, 1989


United States: Intellectual property

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The ‘very knowledgeable’ team of IP giant Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP impresses with its wide sectorial breadth and deep bench. The team is especially active in the pharmaceutical, electronics and technology sectors, and has extensive experience in combined district court litigation and IPR matters. Managing partner Mark Sweet, chair James Monroe and head of litigation Christine Lehman are based in Washington DC while appellate department head Erik Puknys sits in Palo Alto. Atlanta’s Virginia Carron and Washington DC’s Jeffrey Tottenare meticulous with follow-ups and follow-throughs’. Reston’s Charles Lipsey and Washington DC’s Justin Hasford are also noted. Among the many notable recent matters was the representation of Aqua Products and Fluidra Group in a Federal Circuit Appeal from an IPR regarding an automated pool-cleaning patent, securing a new precedent governing the burden of patentability in IPR proceedings. Equally impressive was the litigation work for Biogen in which thirty suits were filed against twenty-six sets of defendants seeking to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the marketing of generic versions of blockbuster drug Tecfidera®. Other clients include AbbVie, LG Electronics and Sony.

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