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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

STANFORD RESEARCH PARK, 3300 HILLVIEW AVENUE, PALO ALTO, CA 94304-1203, USA
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Work +1 650 849 6600
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Fax +1 650 849 6666
Web:
www.finnegan.com

Erik R. Puknys

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Work +1 650 849 6644
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Leader, Appellate Section

Career

Erik Puknys represents clients in federal district and appellate courts throughout the United States and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He has litigated intellectual property disputes involving such diverse technologies as medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, robotics, telecommunications, and software. He leads the firm's appellate section.

Member

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (co-chair, Patent Litigation Committee, 2011; and chair, Federal Circuit Bar Association Model Jury Instructions Project, 2011)

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
    J.D., with high honors, 1997
  • Vanderbilt University
    M.S., Materials Science , 1991
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.E., Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 1989


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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