Full-service IP firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the world’s largest firms focusing exclusively on IP. It is a true one-stop shop for all IP matters, with experts in every area of IP and every technology. A comprehensive approach to clients IP needs and Finnegan’s mega-boutique size underpin its year-to-year, decade-to-decade pre-eminence in IP litigation across all industries and tribunals.
Global presence: The firm’s offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe practise all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Its multinational team represents 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.
Industry and technical expertise: 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.
IP-focused talent: With Finnegan’s practice centered on intellectual property, the firm is able to create economies of scale and focus all resources on providing the best tools and teams for clients. In the past five years, Finnegan filed over 650 IP-related district court cases. The firm’s team is comprised of over 250 litigators, including career trial attorneys. Over 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals hold degrees in scientific disciplines (more than 60 hold PhDs). Over 225 professionals are registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Market recognition: 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.
Diversity: Finnegan is committed to promoting and strengthening a diverse workplace where all feel welcome, included, and are given opportunities to advance within the firm. Our strategy of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion includes, but is not limited to, internal and external initiatives that focus on recruiting, retention, a supportive infrastructure, professional association involvement, and community relations. Examples of our efforts include: IP University, an introductory program to IP for diverse undergraduate and graduate students; The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship; being a proud signatory of the Mansfield Rule 5.0; Finnegan FORWARD, the firm’s women’s business initiative; Diversity Corporate Partnership program; various, diversity mentorship programs; and various collaborations and sponsorships with organizations focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
HGF is one of Europe’s leading firms of IP specialists. The firm is one of only a few to offer a fully integrated IP solution, bringing together over 190 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, design attorneys, IP solicitors and attorneys-at-law. The firm has 23 offices throughout Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
HGF has an ambitious growth strategy and we continue to expand and strengthen our offering across all technology areas to provide the highest quality intellectual property solution across Europe. The firm is already one of the leading firms throughout Europe in terms of its national reach, volume of Patent Cooperation Treaty and EU trade mark filings and position in major legal directories. Its growth has been secured organically and through a combination of acquisition and strategic lateral hires from both private practice and in-house counsel, and has been reflected in accolades including a continued listing in the Financial Times Europe’s Leading Law Firm.
HGF has a proven track record in forging successful long-term relationships with clients across a spectrum of business sectors and technologies. The firm’s highly experienced attorneys, commitment to client service and geographical profile across Europe ensure that it is uniquely placed to attend to high-value and complex IP issues.
HGF offers everything you would expect of a world-class IP firm, including patent drafting, filing and prosecution, trade marks, design rights, copyright, oppositions and appeals, IP litigation, IP strategy, IP due diligence, freedom to operate, supplementary protection certificates and IP contracts, and licensing.
The firm has dedicated teams of experts working across key industry sectors with relevant experience who fully understand their clients’ businesses and appreciate the significance of their brands, innovations and other IP assets.
We have European patent and patent litigation teams to ensure that we can continue to provide strategic advice on prosecution, litigation and licensing throughout the lifetime of the UP and UPC.
Leading European trade mark team
HGF’s large, multidisciplinary team across Europe provides industry-leading advice in securing trade marks for brands across all industries, be it retail, media or food & drink, ensuring goods and services are registered in the optimum categories and jurisdictions to secure the strongest possible protection.
Our attorneys represent clients at the EU, UK, German and Benelux Trade Mark Registries and are also highly experienced in dealing with oppositions, appeals and IP litigation.
In addition, our trade mark attorneys work closely with our IP lawyers in relation to agreements such as for IP licensing, franchising, merchandising, coexistence, selective distribution, and litigation.
With offices in London, Cambridge, Munich and The Hague, Reddie & Grose specialises in patents, registered designs and plant variety rights. Within these areas we handle drafting, filing, prosecution, oppositions, enforcement, defence, IP strategy and dispute resolution.
We offer services across all ley technologies, including:
Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals;
Chemistry and materials;
Consumer products and manufacturing;
Electronics and software (including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things);
Energy and renewables;
Engineering (mechanical and advanced);
Entertainment, fashion and luxury goods;
Financial services and business methods;
Food and drink;
Future transport (including electric and autonomous vehicles);
Medical devices and digital healthcare; and
Telecommunications and broadcasting.
In order to encourage and better manage the blending and cross over between traditionally separate technology areas we have also created a number of multi-sector technology groups to better match client requirements and provide teams who are highly capable of helping clients with inventions spanning very different technologies. These multi-sector groups include:
Energy & Renewables;
Future Transport; and
Chemistry & Materials.
Reddie & Grose work to help their clients create patent assets which help their business compete and grow. We understand that patents are a tool which need carefully considered and tailored strategies which match the different business requirements of different clients.
We work hard to gain a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses so that we can help them to achieve the best commercial outcomes. The unusually broad scientific and technical knowledge within the team means that there is always an expert on hand who can worth with even the most advanced technology.
We have long and continued experience of building patent portfolios covering an unusually extensive number of countries. This experience means we have designed work flows and trained teams that can handle large portfolios with parallel applications in many countries efficiently and cost-effectively.
With a strong international focus with clients and attorneys from around the world, and attorneys fluent in a number of different languages, our sector-specialists patent teams have extensive experience of advising research and development departments and a deep understanding of the key issues in an often complex legal and business environment. We help businesses in their due diligence and analysis of whether they are free to launch their products. We then protect their innovations by preparing and prosecuting patent applications – building portfolios of rights to protect their commercial interests.
We have considerable success helping our clients to enforce their intellectual property, filing opposition and cancellation/ revocation proceedings against third party rights, helping to defend our clients’ position in the infringement proceedings and defending clients’ rights in oppositions and cancellation proceedings brought by third parties.
We have a specialists and very experiences Oppositions Group advising on and handling oppositions before the European Patent Office. They are able to provide cost-effective advice and handle oppositions both large and small to an agreed budget.
Kilburn & Strode is a specialist IP firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. Our offices span across North America and Europe, with attorneys based in the UK, Scotland, the Netherlands and the US.
The firm has three patent practice groups (as well as a trade mark practice group): Tech, Engineering and Life Sciences & Chemistry. All are power houses in their own rights. We have subject matter expertise spanning almost all sectors and industries such as pharma, chemistry, automotive, mining, FMCG, and those sectors transforming them such as semiconductors, AI and ML, bioinformatics, medical technology and digital health.
Everyone matters For more than 100 years, we have been trusted to provide strategic IP advice and navigate the complex world of IP for an impressive roster of clients of all sizes, including leading brands and some of the world’s most impressive innovators.
Whether obtaining protection, clearing the path or defending key technologies; we offer a unique combination of experience, technical expertise and, most importantly, an approach that makes us a true extension of our clients’ teams. We have technical, legal and commercial nous second to none and we combine this with an attitude that makes working together easy. Many firms have competent patent and trade mark attorneys, but we distinguish ourselves by our complete focus on building deep relationships.
Our commitment Fiercely committed to diversity and social responsibility, we created the Innovation for All Foundation, which donates 1% of our annual profits to assist charities delivering projects on our theme of “Innovation for Good.” We were one of the first signatories of the IP Inclusive Charter, making a public commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions.
Kilburn & Strode is one of just a handful of leading IP firms in Europe ranked in the top tier for both trade mark and patent prosecution in each of the Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Managing IP, IAM Patent, and the World Trademark Review listings.
With offices in London (HQ), Amsterdam (Hilversum), The Hague, Munich, Rotterdam, and a liaison office in San Francisco, we’re the only firm to connect these centres for European IP with the pulse of the Silicon Valley.