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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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

Christine E. Lehman

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4270
Email:
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Leader, Litigation Section

Career

Christine Lehman focuses on patent litigation in U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as the coordination of international litigation and patent office proceedings. She represents clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and provides counseling on a wide range of patent matters. Christine currently serves as leader of the firm’s litigation section. She previously served as co-leader of the firm’s ITC litigation practice and chair of Finnegan’s Pro Bono Committee.

Member

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

Education

New York University School of Law
J.D., 1993
Swarthmore College
B.S., Engineering, 1990


United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

The ‘very knowledgeable’ team of IP giant Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP impresses with its wide sectorial breadth and deep bench. The team is especially active in the pharmaceutical, electronics and technology sectors, and has extensive experience in combined district court litigation and IPR matters. Managing partner Mark Sweet, chair James Monroe and head of litigation Christine Lehman are based in Washington DC while appellate department head Erik Puknys sits in Palo Alto. Atlanta’s Virginia Carron and Washington DC’s Jeffrey Tottenare meticulous with follow-ups and follow-throughs’. Reston’s Charles Lipsey and Washington DC’s Justin Hasford are also noted. Among the many notable recent matters was the representation of Aqua Products and Fluidra Group in a Federal Circuit Appeal from an IPR regarding an automated pool-cleaning patent, securing a new precedent governing the burden of patentability in IPR proceedings. Equally impressive was the litigation work for Biogen in which thirty suits were filed against twenty-six sets of defendants seeking to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the marketing of generic versions of blockbuster drug Tecfidera®. Other clients include AbbVie, LG Electronics and Sony.

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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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