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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413, USA
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www.finnegan.com

John M. Williamson

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

IP Specialties Practice Leader

Career

John Williamson leads the firm’s IP specialties practice group. He serves as lead litigation counsel on complex disputes spanning a wide range of technical subject matter areas, including telecommunications, software, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. John focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation actions before U.S. district courts, arbitration panels, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His practice includes providing client counseling and advice related to technology and IP strategy. He conducts internal investigations regarding trade secrets, advises on technical standards, and performs economic exposure and freedom-to-operate analyses, as well as IP portfolio and landscape analyses. John also consults on licensing programs and conducts royalty audits related to IP license agreements.

Member

  • Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court
    (president, 2017-2018; board member, 2013-present)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association 
    (Trade Secrets Committee, 2013-present)
  • District of Columbia Bar 
    (vice-chair and chair of Trade Secrets Committee, Intellectual Property Section, 2000-2006)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association, IP Section

Education

University of Colorado
M.S., Telecommunications, 2003
University of Colorado School of Law
J.D., 2000
University of Colorado
B.A., Economics, 1997


United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP’s attorneys handle matters ranging from state and federal court litigation and investigations to strategic reviews of data protection and non-disclosure agreements. Eric Fues led a team representing Flexsys America and Solutia in a trade secrets misappropriation claim against Process Engineering Associates; the case settled. Other highlights included defending Hytera against trade secret misappropriation claims filed by Motorola. John Williamson is another name to note. All attorneys mentioned are based in Washington DC, although the group also includes Erik Puknys, who is based in Palo Alto.

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