Michael J. Flibbert

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

Michael J. Flibbert

Michael J. Flibbert

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

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With more than 20 years of patent litigation experience, Michael Flibbert serves as lead counsel in district court litigations, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and Federal Circuit appeals.

Michael represents clients in patent cases involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, agriculture, and materials science. He has particular experience representing pharmaceutical patent holders in litigations arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He previously served as practice group leader for the firm’s chemical and metallurgical practice group.

Michael counsels clients on patent issues, including infringement, validity, enforceability, appeals, and remedies. He also has experience in U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) actions, patent prosecution, antitrust law, licensing, and alternative dispute resolution.

Michael lectures in the United States and abroad on patent law topics, including PTAB practice and the America Invents Act (AIA). He has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for patent prosecution, re-examinations, and post-grant proceedings.

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Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Education
JD with Honors, Order of the Coif
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.

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Class of 1986

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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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.

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Federal Circuit Bar Association is a national organization for the bar of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Leadership of the Association comes from all areas of the country and represents all areas of the legal community of the Federal Circuit. The Association was organized to unite the different groups who practice within the legal community of the Federal Circuit. It seeks to strengthen and serve the Court through its Committees. The Association offers a forum for common concerns and dialogue between bar and court, government counsel and private practitioner, litigator, and corporate counsel. Periodically it sponsors regional seminars reviewing current practice in the Court.

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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.

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is a United States court of appeals headquartered in Washington, D.C.. The court was created by Congress with passage of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, which merged the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate division of the United States Court of Claims, making the judges of the former courts into circuit judges.

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