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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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

Adriana L. Burgy

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Work +1 202 408 4345
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Patent Office Practice Leader

Career

Adriana Burgy leads Finnegan's patent office practice. Her practice focuses on opinion work, client counseling, patent prosecution and management, and litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology arts. Ms. Burgy brings a unique perspective by blending her legal, technical, and industry experience. She counsels her clients on a diverse range of patent issues. Ms. Burgy assists clients on single-patent issues as well as complex matters involving multiple patents and applications requiring ongoing advice on patent portfolio strategy and development, with an eye towards litigation. Client counseling also comprises Ms. Burgy's practice. She has assisted clients in the early stages of development through due diligence and patent portfolio analysis. Additionally, Ms. Burgy frequently counsels clients regarding prelitigation considerations.

Member

• American Chemical Society • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Editorial Board,AIPLA Quarterly Journal, 2013-2016) • American Bar Association • District of Columbia Bar Association

Education

Johns Hopkins University, M.S., Biotechnology, 2005; Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D., Law, 2002; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A., Chemistry, 1995; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.S., Biology, 1995


United States: Intellectual property

Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Within: Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP has in-depth expertise and experience in patent office examinations, from prosecution, reexamination and reissue proceedings, to appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where the group is highly recommended for representing petitioners and patent owners from a broad range of industries. The prosecution team files US and foreign patent applications for utility, design and plant inventions, and its patent office trials practice handles inter partes reviews (IPRs), post-grant proceedings and covered business method (CBM) reviews. The ‘phenomenal team’ includes the highly recommended Reston-based Erika Harmon Arner, who was appointed president of the PTAB Bar Association; Washington DC-based Charles Van Horn, who is ‘a luminary in his field’; chemical and biotech specialist Adriana Burgy, also based in Washington DC, who ‘provides exceptional thinking in terms of navigating patent prosecution in light of competing technology’; Atlanta’s Virginia Carron, who has ‘exceptional legal and practical business sense’; and, also in Atlanta, PTAB trial practice head Jason Stach, who represents clients before the PTAB and in Federal Circuit appeals stemming from reexaminations and court actions. Managing partner Mark Sweet (Washington DC) counts NanoFlex Power Corporation as his client, which he assists with its worldwide patent portfolio related to organic photovoltaic devices. Sweet and Reston-based Christopher Isaac are acting for Caterpillar in prosecuting several hundred utility and design patent applications in the US and elsewhere, assisting with opinions involving issues of patent validity and infringement, and handling IPR proceedings.

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