Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Intellectual Property Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for Hugely well-respected boutique, providing comprehensive guidance on the full spectrum of IP issues. Remains a go-to for the most complex and significant trials across the USA, often representing high-profile clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and electronics industries, among others. Extensive experience handling cross-border matters means it is capable of managing and defending clients' portfolios on a global scale.

Strengths One client states:"The firm has a really deep bench with a lot of very highly qualified and talented people," noting: "They are top intellectuals in the space and provide good work product."

Another source comments: "It is a go-to team for us," adding: "I love the approach, the team brings great value for the business, is cost-conscious and the delivery time is excellent."

"They are fantastic writers, are very strategic and focus on the client's needs," a further interviewee adds.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Rettew regularly acts on trademark matters and false advertising issues as part of a broad IP practice. "He is a fantastic lawyer who is smart and good on his feet," one source notes.

Michael Jakes regularly handles complex patent infringement disputes concerning various technologies and life sciences matters. He is considered "a top lawyer who is both strategic and smart"by one source,and a "trial lawyer with fantastic appellate experience" by another.