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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413, USA
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Work +1 202 408 4000
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www.finnegan.com

Smith R. Brittingham IV

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4158
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property

Position

Leader, ITC Litigation Practice

Career

Smith Brittingham concentrates on intellectual property litigation. He has extensive experience in the trial and appellate courts, and he has particular expertise in cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Smith currently serves as leader of the firm’s ITC litigation practice. Smith joined Finnegan after serving as a senior investigative attorney with the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations. He has been involved in more than 55 ITC investigations and more than 25 ITC trials, as well as trials in U.S. district courts and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Member

  • American Bar Association (Section on Intellectual Property Law)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

Education

Ohio State University School of Law
J.D., with honors, 1987
Oberlin College
B.A., Chemistry and Government, 1984


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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