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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

Adriana L. Burgy

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4345
Email:
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. Adriana brings a unique perspective by blending her legal, technical, and industry experience. She has managed the prosecution of hundreds of patent applications domestically and internationally directed to consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and small molecules. She 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 Adriana’s practice. She has assisted clients in the early stages of development through due diligence and patent portfolio analysis. Additionally, Adriana 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

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

IP giant Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP excels in patent portfolio analysis and monetization and acts for a diverse client base that includes major multinationals such as Abbott Vascular, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and LG Electronics alongside start-ups. The group is adept at negotiating and drafting agreements for business and technical collaborations, and has strong experience in handling corporate transactional work, including due diligence. Litigation settlement agreements are another key strength. Reston’s Anthony Gutowski and Washington DC’s William Pratt advised Toyota on multiple patent and technology licence agreements, including contracts with universities, research agreements with government laboratories, and commercial transactions, and non-profit institute Cognitive Research Enterprises engaged the team to assist with the licensing aspects of the acquisition of most of its IP assets. In a recent example of pharmaceutical work, the group negotiated an exclusive licence agreement for Dermavant Sciences with Portola Pharmaceuticals for the development and commercialisation of a hematologic cancer treatment. Other mandates stemmed from the chemical, robotics and electronics sectors. The firm’s deep bench also includes practice head John Paul, managing partner Mark Sweet, Doris Johnson Hines, Michele Bosch, Adriana Burgy, and Brian Kacedon, all from the Washington DC office.

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