Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service IP firms. With offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, the firm practices European, German, UK, and U.S. IP law. In addition to services related to all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation, Finnegan provides counseling and litigation services in advertising, privacy, and a wide spectrum of additional IP-adjacent commercial matters, including trade secrets, international trade, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. A comprehensive approach to clients’ IP needs and Finnegan’s mega-boutique size underpins its year-to-year, decade-to-decade preeminence in IP litigation across all industries and tribunals.
Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, combination products, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, FinTech, blockchain, 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 machine learning (ML), and 3D printing.
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. 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 (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). With more than 55 years’ IP experience, Finnegan handles hundreds of cases and proceedings across IP-related venues, including district courts, the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court. As one of the first firms to file a petition and subsequently argue a post-grant review of a covered business method case following the implementation of the America Invents Act, Finnegan is one of the busiest law firms representing petitioners and patent owners in post-grant review proceedings. The firm files approximately 2,500 US and 1,000 foreign patent applications annually.
Surveys conducted by legal and business publications consistently rank Finnegan as one of the leading IP law practices in the world. The firm is ranked in the United States for contentious and prosecution patent and trademark work by publications including Managing Intellectual Property and The Legal 500, which have ranked Finnegan as a top-tier firm in nearly every significant IP category for over 10 years. 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 USPTO and ITC investigations.
Grüneberg and Myers turned the traditional law firm model on its head, to set the gold standard for in-depth, cost-efficient patent counsel.
In an evolving market, Grüneberg and Myers offers cost savings for patent budgets. With innovative office concepts and paper-free law practice management systems, the firm reduced overhead, bringing prices to competitive levels. State-of-the-art cloud-based file and docket management software provide robust cybersecurity and increased efficiency, within a reasonable technology budget.
The firm’s experienced attorneys and staff maintain high quality. Several team members have previously worked at the International Trade Commission, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in-house positions, large general-practice firms, and IP boutiques. While the firm itself started in 2017, the firm’s staff leadership has worked in managerial and supervisory roles in larger, high-volume patent prosecution firms and in-house at large companies, thus carrying forward decades of institutional knowledge in an innovative, efficient environment.
The attorneys at Grüneberg and Myers prosecute U.S. and international patent applications with skill and experience. Thousands of U.S. patents have issued as a result of the efforts of the attorneys on the Grüneberg and Myers team. Using the full menu of options available at the USPTO, Grüneberg and Myers pursues optimized, strong patent protection. The firm prides itself on detailed analysis of office actions with fast turnaround, avoiding extensions and facilitating greater familiarity with cases, both for applicants and Examiners.
The firm also coordinates global prosecution and portfolio management. Maintaining relationships with patent firms globally, the attorneys at Grüneberg and Myers consolidate strategies and take the work off of in-house counsel.
With its low-overhead model, Grüneberg and Myers can prosecute applications within competitive flat-rate pricing structures.
The attorneys at Grüneberg and Myers have experience with numerous counseling, freedom-to-operate, and post-grant matters. The firm frequently provides freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and noninfringement opinions for clients. In addition the attorneys at Grüneberg and Myers have performed product IP-clearance projects, and have helped clients navigate pharmaceutical Hatch-Waxman exclusivity and subject matter eligibility. The firm also achieved positive outcomes for clients in reexamination and in inter partes review.
When in-house counsel needs to operate on a budget, the firm can work within agreed-upon price ceilings to provide thorough outside patent counsel with predictable costs.
Large corporations, including Fortune 50 companies and Fortune Global 200 companies trust Grüneberg and Myers with building patent portfolios and operating in competitive IP environments. The firm serves companies in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, supporting in-house counsel in chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, construction, AI, machine learning, electronics, and tools and machinery industries.
Clients have expressed high levels of satisfaction with the firm’s handling of their patent matters, as well as with the firm’s flexibility to offer competitive pricing.
The firm is 100% women- and ethnic minority-owned, and includes diverse representation at all levels. Varied backgrounds strengthen the firm and provide wide-ranging perspectives.
Last updated 18th May 2020