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Christine E. Lehman

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Co-Leader of ITC Litigation Practice


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. Prior to joining Finnegan, Ms. Lehman served as an investigative attorney at the ITC. She has been involved in more than 25 ITC investigations and has filed several ITC complaints on behalf of clients ranging from medical device manufacturers to developers of video game technology.


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


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

United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: international trade commission

Within: Patent litigation: international trade commission

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP’s Washington DC-based ITC Section 337 team handled a large number of investigations, representing both complainants and respondents in cases involving parallel district court litigation. The team includes practitioners with ITC experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical fields. In 2016, John Livingstone (Atlanta) and Mareesa Frederick represented Ajinomoto in US district court and before the ITC in proceedings against CJ CheilJedang to prevent the importation of certain L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products. Among other high-profile matters, Elizabeth Niemeyer, Qingyu Yin and Smith Brittingham are representing respondents BMC Medical in an ITC investigation regarding four patents of ResMed’s breathing machines and accessories. Christine Lehman, who previously served as an investigative attorney at the ITC, is another main contact.

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