Company: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Patrick J. Coyne, Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal industry.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, with high distinction, from the University of Virginia in 1979, Mr. Coyne went on to work as a research associate with the Planning Research Corporation in McLean, VA. In his position as a civil engineer, he discovered that the lawyers behind the projects often made critical decisions that influenced the direction, and sometimes the outcomes, of engineering projects. Quickly transitioning to law, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Virginia while working as a law clerk for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP from 1981 to 1982. Thereafter, he served as a law clerk and technical advisor to the Honorable Edward S. Smith with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1982 to 1984 and associate with Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott from 1984 to 1989. He was a partner with Collier Shannon from 1990 to 2003. He joined Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in 2003 and has been a partner with Finnegan since 2005. Alongside his primary endeavors, he has also been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University since 2013.
Mr. Coyne is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. Claims Court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Western District of Pennsylvania. Sitting on the board of directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, he is slated to become President in 2021. He is a former president and board of governors member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, where he previously served as chair of the patent litigation committee, secretary, treasurer, vice president, and delegate to the U.S.-SIPO Liaison Council. He is a Master of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the International Trademark Association, the Copyright Society of the United States, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and the Federal Circuit Historical Society, where he has served as vice president from 2017 to 2019, and currently serves as President.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Coyne received the Project Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association in 2011, as well as the Hutchinson Excellence in Committee Service Award from 2004 to 2005 and the Enduring Leadership Award in 2009. Happily married, he enjoys traveling, photography, cooking, reading, snowboarding, scuba diving, and running in his spare time.
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