Anthony M. Gutowski

Managing Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Anthony M. Gutowski

Anthony M. Gutowski

Managing Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Tony Gutowski leads the firm's mechanical practice group. He focuses on client counseling, patent procurement, and patent enforcement. Tony advises clients ranging from large, international corporations to smaller companies, on patent matters relating to infringement, validity, due diligence, and licensing. He also focuses his practice on strategic patent portfolio growth, management, and utilization.

Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for patent portfolio management and licensing, Tony has prepared and prosecuted several hundred patent applications to patent issuance and has significant experience in securing patent protection outside the United States. He has developed vast experience in complex U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings such as inter partes reviews (IPRs), interferences, appeals, reissues, and reexaminations. He has been lead counsel in several complex IPRs reexamination proceedings, in addition to taking a lead role in patent litigations.

Tony's technical background spans a wide array of subjects primarily in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, and communications fields. He frequently represents clients in the automotive, medical device, construction equipment, sporting goods, electronics, and consumer products industries, where solid patent positions form a critical foundation for meeting business goals. Tony represents one of the world's leading manufacturers of construction equipment and diesel engines in matters, including several very complicated IPRs, inter partes reexamination proceedings, due diligence, patent portfolio development, and counseling. He handles a substantial amount of intellectual property work for one of the world's largest automakers; matters involve utility and design patent preparation and prosecution, strategic growth and management of a significant patent portfolio, and counseling. He also represents clients in several due diligence investigations relating to a number of different technologies, including medical devices, sports-related items and electronics, and construction equipment.

Tony is an instructor for the Patent Resources Group, for which he is currently teaching a course on intellectual property issues in due diligence investigations. He is also an instructor for Strafford Publications, in addition to being a lecturer for IPO's IP Chat Channel. He frequently lectures at seminars in the United States, Japan, and Europe on all aspects of U.S. patent law.

Et Cetera

* Served as managing partner of the firm's Reston office, 2012-2015.
* Served as a patent examiner at the USPTO, evaluating patentability of medical device inventions, 1989-1994.

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Managing Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Education
JD with Honors
Class of 1994

National University School of Law was a law school founded in Washington, D.C. in 1869. Originally intended as part of a larger design for a national university in the United States, the school was the principal component of "National University" during its existence. It merged into George Washington University School of Law in 1954, to create the National Law Center at The George Washington University.

BME
Class of 1989

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is an IP law firm. The firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. The firm represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. The company was founded in 1965 and it is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Instructor
Current

Patent Resources Group, Inc. provides training services for patent professionals. It offers for primary programs including patent bar review, the patent workshop, advanced courses and custom training. It provides courses and publications in all aspects of patent practice, in both print and electronic formats, for professionals at all levels of experience. The company conducts patent training programs in major cities and destinations, over the Internet, and on-site at companies and law firms. The company was founded by Irving Kayton in 1969 and is headquartered in Alexandria, VA.

Patent Examiner
1989 - 1994

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification. The USPTO is based in Alexandria, Virginia, after a 2006 move from the Crystal City area of neighboring Arlington, Virginia. The offices under Patents and the Chief Information Officer that remained just outside the southern end of Crystal City completed moving to Randolph Square, a brand-new building in Shirlington Village, on April 27, 2009.The USPTO cooperates with the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) as one of the Trilateral Patent Offices. The USPTO is also a Receiving Office, an International Searching Authority and an International Preliminary Examination Authority for international patent applications filed in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

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