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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul and 4 more

John D. Livingstone

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


John Livingstone's practice focuses on U.S. district court patent litigation involving the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology arts. He has a broad range of litigation experience representing patent owners as well as accused infringers in all phases and types of litigation, including patent, trade secret misappropriation, trademark, and copyright litigation. He was resident partner in Finnegan's Tokyo office from October 2006 to January 2011.


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (Pro Bono Program)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia (Intellectual Property and Technology Law Sections)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property


  • Emory University School of Law
    J.D., with honors, 2001
  • Florida State University
    M.S., Biology, 1997
  • Florida State University
    B.S., Biochemistry, 1994

United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: international trade commission

Within: Patent litigation: international trade commission

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP’s Washington DC-based ITC Section 337 team handled a large number of investigations, representing both complainants and respondents in cases involving parallel district court litigation. The team includes practitioners with ITC experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical fields. In 2016, John Livingstone (Atlanta) and Mareesa Frederick represented Ajinomoto in US district court and before the ITC in proceedings against CJ CheilJedang to prevent the importation of certain L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products. Among other high-profile matters, Elizabeth Niemeyer, Qingyu Yin and Smith Brittingham are representing respondents BMC Medical in an ITC investigation regarding four patents of ResMed’s breathing machines and accessories. Christine Lehman, who previously served as an investigative attorney at the ITC, is another main contact.

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