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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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

Roger D. Taylor

Work +1 404 653 6480
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Roger Taylor has extensive experience in protecting intellectual property rights and defending against charges of infringement of those rights, in both state and federal courts. In addition to his litigation practice, he also assists domestic and foreign corporations in obtaining patent protection for their inventions.

Mr. Taylor served as managing partner of the firm's Atlanta office and as the firm's resident partner and manager of its Tokyo office. During his tenure in Japan, Mr. Taylor advised Japanese and other Pacific Rim clients on matters relating to U.S. intellectual property and technology licensing matters.


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • International Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Eta Kappa Nu


  • George Washington University, National Law Center
    J.D., with honors, 1980
  • University of Arkansas
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1973

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

IP powerhouse Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is routinely engaged in top-level transactional and contentious work for a large number of industry giants in the consumer products and pharmaceuticals space. Patent litigator Doris Johnson Hines is representing Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba America Information Systems in litigation initiated by MPEG LA alleging breach of contract with respect to two license agreements for two patent pools administered by MPEG LA. Among other highlights, seasoned litigators Laura Masurovsky and Houtan Khalili Esfahani in Washington DC successfully represented S3 Graphics, a subsidiary of HTC Corporation, in a patent license ownership dispute with Advanced Micro Devices, ATI Technologies and ATI International relating to high-performance graphics chips used in software and video game components, and Washington DC-based Michele Bosch advised Axon Neuroscience on IP issues related to licensing and cooperative research and development agreements. Atlanta-based Roger Taylor, who also operates from the firm’s Tokyo office, is also a key name to note, as is Washington DC-based Brian Kacedon, who focuses on patent and technology licensing and litigation. In addition to the locations mentioned already, the group has a presence in Boston, Palo Alto and Reston. It also regularly works with individuals from the firm’s Tokyo and Taipei offices.

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