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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

J. Michael Jakes

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4045
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

 

Career

Mike Jakes concentrates his practice on patent litigation and related counseling. He serves as lead counsel in federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and before arbitration panels. Mr. Jakes deals mainly with computer, electronics, semiconductor, software, and medical device technologies.

Mr. Jakes has vast experience at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, having argued 40 appeals and prepared and filed briefs in many more. Since 1993, he has served as coauthor of Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Practice & Procedure, published by LexisNexis. He is a former member of the Federal Circuit's Advisory Council and previously led the firm’s appellate section.

Member

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Advisory Council, 2008–2012)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (Amicus Committee, 2011–present) 
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section (chair, Antitrust Committee 1998–1999; chair, Amicus Briefs Committee, 1995–1998, and member, 2009–present)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
  • Johns Hopkins University
    M.S., Computer Science, 1983
  • Duke University
    B.S., Electrical Engineering,
    summa cum laude, with distinction
    , 1979


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.

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