with perspective and adaptability

Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC is an intellectual property law firm located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We specialize in all areas of intellectual property law with particular emphasis on patent and trademark law.

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U.S. and foreign patent applications filed annually

Active registered U.S. and foreign trademarks and service marks

success rate in 35 IPRs (all instituted for petitioners, none instituted for patent owners)

For nearly 40 years, the world’s leading innovators have entrusted ESF to deliver strategic high quality IP counseling and prosecution.

From drafting and filing hundreds of applications each year to handling high-stakes inter partes proceedings and due diligence for M&As, and everything in between, our team’s legal and technical experience enables us to serve our clients’ IP-related needs with the utmost confidence.

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Attorneys with Industry Experience in Technical Field


Advanced Technical Degrees