FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2013
Monroe, Managing Partner
Douglas B. Henderson Receives IPO Distinguished IP Professional Award
WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, December 10, the IPO Education Foundation presented Douglas B. Henderson, founding partner of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP with the 6th Annual Distinguished IP Professional Award.
The distinction is given to “an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the intellectual property community and a lifetime commitment to invention and innovation.”
Henderson is the first private practitioner to receive this honor. Past recipients include four federal judges: the Honorable James F. Holderman, the Honorable Paul R.
Michel, the Honorable Alan D. Lourie, the Honorable Pauline Newman, and the director of the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office, David J. Kappos.
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The award was presented at the 2013 IPO Education Foundation Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
Since serving as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims after attending George Washington University Law School, Mr.
Henderson has dedicated his career to intellectual property law and its community of legal professionals. His accomplishments include serving as the founding president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, co-founder of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, and co-founder of the U.S.
Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. He has also held leadership roles with the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Bar Association, and the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce.
In 1965 with Marcus Finnegan, he co-founded Finnegan & Henderson, which later grew to become Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.
A tribute video which aired at the 2013 IPO Education Foundation Awards Dinner is available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEVy1OOSNAs&feature=youtu.be.
About IPO Education Foundation
Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to educational and charitable activities designed to improve intellectual property rights.
IPO Foundation conducts programs to broaden public understanding of systems for protecting intellectual property; sponsor awards for the purpose of recognizing outstanding achievement in the fields of invention, creativity, and IP rights; and publish reports dealing with legal, economic, and other aspects of intellectual property.
With more than 350 intellectual property lawyers, Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world.
From offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Palo Alto, California; Reston, Virginia; London; Shanghai; Taipei; and Tokyo, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation.
Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.
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