The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Recognizes Three Rothwell Figg Attorneys

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E. Anthony Figg named "Lawyer of the Year" for Patent Law in Washington, DC

Rothwell Figg is honored that once again, E. Anthony Figg ("Tony"), Joseph Hynds ("Joe"), and R. Danny Huntington have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, Tony received the Best Lawyers 2019 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Washington, D.C. This is the fourth year Tony has been recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” in a practice area in Washington, D.C.

First acknowledged by Best Lawyers in 2008, Tony has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C., in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Patent, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Patent Law in 2011, 2013, 2018, and 2019, respectively. The “Lawyer of the Year” accolade is awarded to one individual in each specialty and location with the highest overall peer feedback. He is also recognized in the 2019 edition in the areas of Litigation – Patent, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law. His practice focuses on patent litigation and inter partes matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), appeals, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), patent procurement, intellectual property licensing and related contract matters, opinions, and counseling. His work primarily involves the chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology industries.

Joe is recognized in the practice areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law in the 2019 edition. He was first listed in Best Lawyers in 2010. Joe has been practicing across the full spectrum of intellectual property law at Rothwell Figg for over 25 years with a focus on patent infringement litigation. He has particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation and related issues, having litigated numerous cases and in many, serving as lead counsel. He also has participated in numerous appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Joe handles cases covering a broad range of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, telecommunications, chemical, e-commerce, and electrical technologies, among others.

Danny, first listed in Best Lawyers in 2007, is recognized in the 2019 edition in the practice areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law. He is involved in all phases of intellectual property law, including United States and foreign patent prosecution, litigation in federal and state courts, licensing, and general client counseling. He has extensive experience with patent interferences and inter partes proceedings at the Patent Office, with particular expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Danny is a former chemist for The Gillette Research Institute.

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