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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Elizabeth A. Niemeyer

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Elizabeth Niemeyer represents and advises international and domestic clients, both large and small, in patent litigation and administrative proceedings in the electrical arts before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), in federal district courts, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Elizabeth’s recent representations have covered technologies ranging from smartphones and LEDs to ink cartridge holders. Given the range of issues that each case presents, she works with clients to tailor representation to the specific needs of a particular matter.


  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    (vice chair, U.S. International Trade Commission Committee, 2016) 
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


University of Texas School of Law
J.D., 2000
Bryn Mawr College
A.B., Physics, 1994

United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: international trade commission

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Elizabeth Niemeyer - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Within: Patent litigation: international trade commission

Impressing with ‘professional and efficient service’, IP heavyweight Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP acts for complainants and defendants from a broad array of sectors, including the technology, automotive, electronics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and often assists with matters involving parallel ITC, district court and USPTO proceedings. Recent highlights include representing respondent Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology in two Section 337 investigations regarding hoverboards, and advising complainant DSM Desotech on an optical fiber patent infringement matter. Hytera America joined Caterpillar, Eli Lilly and LG Electronics on the client list. Noteworthy practitioners include practice head Smith Brittingham, Mareesa Frederick, Christine Lehman, John Livingstone and Elizabeth Niemeyer. Qingyu Yin has ‘significant experience in IP disputes with Chinese clients’. Luke McCammon made partner.

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