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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

271 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1400, ATLANTA, GA 30363-6209, USA
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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

Work Department

Intellectual Property


John Livingstone is a first-chair trial lawyer focusing on complex pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology patent litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He also serves as lead counsel in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). John was resident in Finnegan’s Tokyo office for four years and frequently helps global clients with U.S. patent issues.


  • 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
  • Order of the Coif


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

Impressing with ‘professional and efficient service’, IP heavyweight Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP acts for complainants and defendants from a broad array of sectors, including the technology, automotive, electronics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and often assists with matters involving parallel ITC, district court and USPTO proceedings. Recent highlights include representing respondent Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology in two Section 337 investigations regarding hoverboards, and advising complainant DSM Desotech on an optical fiber patent infringement matter. Hytera America joined Caterpillar, Eli Lilly and LG Electronics on the client list. Noteworthy practitioners include practice head Smith Brittingham, Mareesa Frederick, Christine Lehman, John Livingstone and Elizabeth Niemeyer. Qingyu Yin has ‘significant experience in IP disputes with Chinese clients’. Luke McCammon made partner.

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