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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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D Brian Kacedon

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Brian Kacedon focuses on patent licensing, litigation, prosecution, and opinion work. A substantial portion of his practice involves patent licensing and related litigation. Mr. Kacedon's role in these matters has included assisting clients in conducting market assessments for their patents, conducting licensing negotiations, drafting licensing agreements, and participating in related litigations. He also has extensive experience in drafting patent, know-how, and software license agreements in many industries. Mr. Kacedon has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including drafting claim construction and summary judgment motions, examining and cross-examining witnesses, and managing day-to-day litigation activities. In addition, he prepares opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity, and handles all phases of preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Mr. Kacedon has been a partner at Finnegan since 2009. Recognition: Listed in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine as one of 250 of the world's leading patent and technology licensing practitioners, 2010-2011; recognized as a leading patent litigator in 2014 and for patent licensing in the D.C. area, 2012-2014.


New York University School of Law (J.D., 2000); Duke University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with distinction, cum laude, 1997)

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Next generation lawyers

Brian Kacedon - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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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