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Charles E. Lipsey

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Charles Lipsey focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly patent infringement litigation. He has handled cases covering a diverse spectrum of mechanical, chemical, and electrical technologies, with an emphasis on cases involving biotechnology and pharmaceutical chemistry. Since joining Finnegan in 1978, Mr. Lipsey has amassed a wealth of experience in patent infringement litigation, patent arbitration proceedings, and patent interferences.


  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


George Washington University, National Law Center
LL.M., Patent and Trademark Regulation Law, with highest honors, 1981
George Washington University Law School
J.D., high honors, 1977
Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1972

United States: Intellectual property

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Charles Lipsey - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

The ‘very knowledgeable’ team of IP giant Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP impresses with its wide sectorial breadth and deep bench. The team is especially active in the pharmaceutical, electronics and technology sectors, and has extensive experience in combined district court litigation and IPR matters. Managing partner Mark Sweet, chair James Monroe and head of litigation Christine Lehman are based in Washington DC while appellate department head Erik Puknys sits in Palo Alto. Atlanta’s Virginia Carron and Washington DC’s Jeffrey Totten ‘are meticulous with follow-ups and follow-throughs’. Reston’s Charles Lipsey and Washington DC’s Justin Hasford are also noted. Among the many notable recent matters was the representation of Aqua Products and Fluidra Group in a Federal Circuit Appeal from an IPR regarding an automated pool-cleaning patent, securing a new precedent governing the burden of patentability in IPR proceedings. Equally impressive was the litigation work for Biogen in which thirty suits were filed against twenty-six sets of defendants seeking to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the marketing of generic versions of blockbuster drug Tecfidera®. Other clients include AbbVie, LG Electronics and Sony.

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