Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is essentially a GP of IP, a true full-service IP firm with experts in every area of IP and every technology. A comprehensive approach to clients IP needs and Finnegan’s mega-boutique size underpin their year-to-year, decade-to-decade pre-eminence in IP litigation across all industries and tribunals.
From offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, Finnegan continues to be one of the world’s largest firms focusing on intellectual property law, practising all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, representing clients on IP issues relating to US and European patent and trademark law, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, cybersecurity, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition.
Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, combination products, chemicals, oil and gas, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, aerospace and aviation, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, food and beverage, outdoor recreation, sports and fitness, digital health, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics, textiles, artificial intelligence (AI), and 3D printing.
More than 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals hold degrees in scientific disciplines (65+ hold PhDs), more than 230 are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 30 are former USPTO patent examiners.
Surveys conducted by legal and business publications rank Finnegan as one of the leading intellectual property law practices in the world. The firm is consistently ranked in the United States for contentious and prosecution trademark and patent work by publications including Managing Intellectual Property, Intellectual Asset Management, World Trademark Review, and The Legal 500, which has ranked Finnegan as a top tier firm in nearly every significant IP category since 2009. The publications cite the firm’s winning record, technical expertise and deep bench of talent in all aspects of IP litigation, including trials, appeals and proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office and US International Trade Commission investigations.
SUGIMURA, formerly known as SUGIMRUA International Patent and Trademark Attorneys is a leading intellectual property law firm in Japan which was founded in 1923. SUGIMURA has earned an international reputation for quality in Japanese IP prosecution and is repeatedly ranked among the top Japanese patent and trademark firms. As of March 1, 2017, SUGIMURA has re-launched as SUGIMURA & Partners, to reflect continued expansion of its services to newly formed legal division, which extends the quality and reputation from IP prosecution practice to IP litigation and dispute resolution practices.
SUGIMURA delivers results-oriented solutions and offers customized services tailored to clients’ needs. The firm ensures close collaboration among its practice groups in order to provide clients with comprehensive multidisciplinary patent and trademark protection across industry sectors. Their attorneys combine legal insight, technical expertise, and business acumen to deliver practical solutions and strategies for intellectual property protection in Japan.
For over 150 years, Ropes & Gray’s global intellectual property group has provided clients across the world with a broad spectrum of IP services, handling cutting-edge cases, transactions and other strategic matters from six offices in key cities across the United States (Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.) and four international offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. On the ground across three different continents, our IP professionals provide clients with around-the-clock, top-tier IP support on an international stage. Indeed, Ropes & Gray’s IP group has been consistently recognized for its excellence by independent ranking publications such as Chambers, Legal 500, Managing IP, LMG Life Sciences, and IAM Patent 1000. Notably, we were recognized as the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 “Law Firm of the Year” for Patent Law.
Many of Ropes & Gray’s IP attorneys have degrees or advanced degrees in technology or life sciences areas, and a number have worked in industry prior to joining the firm. Leveraging our strong technical backgrounds, our team has substantial experience handling business critical matters across a range of industries, including: technology, media and telecommunications; life sciences; retail and consumer products; private equity; financial services; health care; medical devices; and education. We work closely with our clients to understand their technology and business, as well as the relevant third party patent landscape.
Ropes & Gray’s IP litigators have extensive experience handling all types of business critical IP disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and false advertising. Our IP litigators argue in every key IP litigation court, including the U.S. federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and International Arbitration tribunals.
Ropes & Gray’s IP team also consists of corporate attorneys focused on helping clients establish corporate structures, complete strategic and commercial transactions, and execute against long- and near-term business priorities in circumstances in which IP assets are critical to the structure, the deal, and the goals. Our attorneys are exceptionally well versed in handling structures, transactions, and operations where proprietary brand, media, technology, data, content, methodology and other proprietary intangible assets are key to achieving the client’s goals. Whether the goal is protecting IP assets, forming a venture, securing capital, developing technology, issuing securities, licensing IP rights or making acquisitions, our IP team stands ready to offer cohesive and comprehensive guidance.