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Gerson S. Panitch

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Gerson S. Panitch has more than 25 years of experience in patent law. He leads the firm's strategic IP planning group and its Israel practice. Mr. Panitch is on the faculty of the business school at Tel Aviv University, where he teaches patent strategy to MBA students. He taught patent strategy for five years at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law.

Mr. Panitch handles a broad range of intellectual property matters, focusing on strategic patent planning, patent infringement litigation in U.S. courts, and due diligence. He represents many leading Israeli companies, as well as companies in the United States and Europe.


  • District of Columbia Bar (Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Section on Patent Law)
  • American Bar Association (Section on Patent, Copyright and Trademark)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association


  • University of Wisconsin School of Law
    J.D., 1988
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1985

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 Washington DC-based team handles consulting, counseling, non-litigation enforcement and dispute resolution. Gerson Panitch secured a victory in a summary judgment for Macrocure in a longstanding dispute with Cognate BioServices arising from alleged theft of data concerning human and veterinary cell therapy products. Eric Fues represented Flexsys America in a misappropriation of trade secrets claim filed against Process Engineering Associates concerning the manufacturing of insoluble sulfur; the case is one of the first complaints filed under the new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. Other highlights included defending RichWave Technology and its president against claims of trade secrets misappropriation filed by Epic Communications. John Williamson is also recommended.

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