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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Houtan Khalili Esfahani

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Houtan Khalili Esfahani focuses his practice on litigation and client counseling. He has over 20 years of patent litigation and trial experience before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and he is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Esfahani has also served on the firm's management committee.


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
  • Tau Beta Pi


  • Rutgers University School of Law
    JD, 1994
  • Columbia University
    M.S., Electrical Engineering, with honors, 1987
  • Columbia University
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, with honors, 1986

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

IP powerhouse Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is routinely engaged in top-level transactional and contentious work for a large number of industry giants in the consumer products and pharmaceuticals space. Patent litigator Doris Johnson Hines is representing Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba America Information Systems in litigation initiated by MPEG LA alleging breach of contract with respect to two license agreements for two patent pools administered by MPEG LA. Among other highlights, seasoned litigators Laura Masurovsky and Houtan Khalili Esfahani in Washington DC successfully represented S3 Graphics, a subsidiary of HTC Corporation, in a patent license ownership dispute with Advanced Micro Devices, ATI Technologies and ATI International relating to high-performance graphics chips used in software and video game components, and Washington DC-based Michele Bosch advised Axon Neuroscience on IP issues related to licensing and cooperative research and development agreements. Atlanta-based Roger Taylor, who also operates from the firm’s Tokyo office, is also a key name to note, as is Washington DC-based Brian Kacedon, who focuses on patent and technology licensing and litigation. In addition to the locations mentioned already, the group has a presence in Boston, Palo Alto and Reston. It also regularly works with individuals from the firm’s Tokyo and Taipei offices.

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