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Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC is an intellectual property law firm located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The firm counsels its clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Components of our practice include patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, strategic counseling (including patentability, validity, and non-infringement opinions), licensing, technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property management. We service clients in a host of industries, including semiconductors, network architecture, consumer products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, biotechnology, computers, information technology, electronics, medical devices, optics, nanotechnology, and telecommunications. Regardless of the area or industry, our goal is to help each client achieve its business objectives in a cost-effective manner.

Our professionals – a combination of attorneys, agents, and technical specialists – possess a breadth of technical expertise and industry experience. These professionals hold degrees in key technical fields, including electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry, and chemical engineering. Most of our attorneys previously served as patent examiners and/or in the corporate sector either as engineers or as in-house counsel.  Many of our professionals also have extensive litigation experience. This diversity and depth of experience in all areas of intellectual property law enables the professionals of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan to provide well-rounded client counseling.

The firm’s proximity to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) enables our professionals to conduct in-person interviews with examiners to advance prosecution.

Some of the world’s leading innovators entrust us with their intellectual property matters.  We serve a diverse client base, which includes small start-up companies, academic institutions, and Fortune 500 companies having some of the world’s largest IP portfolios.  This client base values our knowledge, experience, and commitment to their objectives.

We welcome you to become better acquainted with our firm.