Ex-Finnegan Partners Open DC Patent Boutique

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Two former Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP partners have split with the firm and founded a new Washington-based intellectual property boutique focused specifically on nonlitigation patent services.

Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews left Finnegan and opened Bookoff McAndrews PLLC on August 1, creating a firm that aims to handle patent counseling, prosecution and licensing services. Bookoff, a 19-year patent law vet, said the niche focus would cut down on the overhead costs associated with maintaining an in-house litigation practice.

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