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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

3 ranked lawyersBand 3USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected IP boutique with considerable experience handling ITC proceedings. Frequently acts for both domestic companies and foreign entities asserting their rights in the USA. Expertise in handling trademark, trade secrets and patent disputes for clients in a wide variety of industries and technical fields. Highly experienced counsel with regard to the intricacies of forum practice and procedure, as well as all applicable legislation regulating international trade.

Strengths

One source remarks: "The firm has very knowledgeable ITC practitioners."

"Its ITC people are fantastic," reports a source.

Notable practitioners

Elizabeth Niemeyer focuses her practice on representing clients in patent litigation before the ITC.
"She is fantastic; Elizabeth is very good on the nuts and bolts of the ITC and she has a really good technical understanding." "Elizabeth really knows the ITC and is a very capable lawyer." "She has been doing this forever and I think very highly of her."

Mareesa Frederick has substantial experience advising clients on Section 337 proceedings before the ITC.
"Mareesa is very pragmatic and doesn't waste time on issues that don't move the case forward. She is very easy to work with and is very knowledgeable." "She is incredibly helpful in terms of getting me up to speed and educating me about the ITC. She is experienced in having worked at the ITC as well, which is invaluable to us and helps move our case forward." "Mareesa is a very good lawyer and knows the ITC very well, having practiced in this area for many years."

Smith Brittingham regularly represent clients in complex ITC investigations. His expertise covers LEDs, automotive technologies and industrial chemicals, among other products.
"Smith is a standout individual." "He is very good and has been around the ITC for a long time."

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International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)


Elizabeth Niemeyer
Band 4
Mareesa A. Frederick
Band 4
Smith R. Brittingham IV
Band 3