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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Doris Johnson Hines

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Electrical and Computer Technology Practice Leader


Dori Hines leads the firm’s electrical and computer technology practice group. She focuses her practice on patent litigation and has led teams in U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and before arbitration panels. Dori has argued a number of cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Giles S. Rich. Her experience spans a wide range of technologies, but has focused primarily in the electrical area on semiconductor, the Internet, electronics, smartphone, and telecommunications technologies.


  • Women’s Bar Association 
    (IP Section, co-chair)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    (Damages and Injunctions Committee)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    (Amicus Committee, co-chair)
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    (member, Rules Advisory Committee)
  • Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition
    (national director, 1996-1999)


George Washington University Law School
J.D., 1991
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

IP giant Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP excels in patent portfolio analysis and monetization and acts for a diverse client base that includes major multinationals such as Abbott Vascular, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and LG Electronics alongside start-ups. The group is adept at negotiating and drafting agreements for business and technical collaborations, and has strong experience in handling corporate transactional work, including due diligence. Litigation settlement agreements are another key strength. Reston’s Anthony Gutowski and Washington DC’s William Pratt advised Toyota on multiple patent and technology licence agreements, including contracts with universities, research agreements with government laboratories, and commercial transactions, and non-profit institute Cognitive Research Enterprises engaged the team to assist with the licensing aspects of the acquisition of most of its IP assets. In a recent example of pharmaceutical work, the group negotiated an exclusive licence agreement for Dermavant Sciences with Portola Pharmaceuticals for the development and commercialisation of a hematologic cancer treatment. Other mandates stemmed from the chemical, robotics and electronics sectors. The firm’s deep bench also includes practice head John Paul, managing partner Mark Sweet, Doris Johnson Hines, Michele Bosch, Adriana Burgy, and Brian Kacedon, all from the Washington DC office.

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