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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, Charles Van Horn, Washington DC, USA

Charles Van Horn

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property

Position

Charlie Van Horn is one of the leaders of Finnegan's patent prosecution practice and has a strong working knowledge of the specialized areas of patent reexamination, patent term extension, and procedures under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Mr. Van Horn joined the firm after a 31-year career at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. During his tenure, he served in a variety of leadership positions relating to patent policy and practice. He served as the director of the patent examining group responsible for inventions in organic chemistry and biotechnology. While deputy solicitor, Mr. Van Horn argued cases in the federal courts. In his position as deputy assistant commissioner, he established the policy and practice for examining patent applications. Just prior to joining the firm, Mr. Van Horn assisted in developing the legislation and implementing the regulations and procedures for the patent-related changes mandated by the GATT-TRIPs agreement.

Career

Mr. Van Horn has been a partner at Finnegan since 1998. Recognition: Recognized as a leading patent prosecutor in the D.C. area by Intellectual Asset Management, 2012-2014; Listed in LMG Life Sciences as an Intellectual Property: Life Sciences Star, 2012-2013.

Education

American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1968); George Washington University (M.B.A., 1973); Lehigh University (B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1963)

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