The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

James B. Monroe

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4159
Email:
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Chair

Career

James Monroe, chair of Finnegan and former managing partner, is experienced in all aspects of intellectual property law. He focuses on U.S. district court and appellate litigation and has been lead counsel for numerous matters involving U.S. patent rights. In particular, he has extensive litigation experience involving the Hatch-Waxman Act governing the approval of pharmaceutical products. He has also represented clients in trade dress, unfair competition, and antitrust matters. He has presented cases before courts, mediators, and arbitrators.

Member

• American Intellectual Property Law Association (past-chair, Awards Committee; past-vice-chair, Young Lawyers Committee) • American Bar Association (Sections on Litigation and Intellectual Property) • Virginia Bar Association (Sections on Litigation and Intellectual Property) • District of Columbia Bar Association (Sections on Litigation, and Intellectual Property) • Federal Circuit Bar Association • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Education

George Washington University, National Law Center, J.D., 1991; Washington University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1986


United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP’s ‘top-tier’ group provides ‘an excellent level of service and business-oriented advice, and has strong knowledge of IP topics’. Reston-based Charles Lipsey successfully represented Forest Laboratories in Hatch-Waxman litigation against generics manufacturer Mylan concerning the Savella fibromyalgia treatment; all asserted patents were found to be valid and infringed. In Palo Alto, Erik Puknys and Lily Lim represented ABBYY and Lexmark International in a case brought by Nuance Communications, obtaining a unanimous defense verdict in US district court and a successful affirmation at the Federal Circuit. Washington DC's Michael Jakes handles technology and medical devices-related cases; he recently acted for PPC Broadband in two related appeals to a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision which adversely affected the client’s coaxial cable connector patents, and represented Philips Electronics in three cases against ZOLL Medical concerning various medical device technologies. Also in Washington DC are firm chair James Monroe, managing partner Mark Sweet and litigation head Gerald Ivey.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to