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Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
Washington, District Of Columbia

Rothwell Figg is a quality-focused intellectual property firm. We are experienced, strategic, cross-disciplined, and business-oriented. And, like our clients, we understand that intellectual property is a key factor in a company’s success.

We handle all aspects of intellectual property law found in today’s complicated, highly technical business world including patent, trademark, and copyright law; litigation; trade secrets; trade names; character protection; unfair competition; licensing; counseling; contracts; First Amendment and defamation issues; and preparing and prosecuting patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Our clients are equally complex and high profile, engaging primarily in sophisticated technological areas like biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; electronics; telecommunications; computer hardware, software and the Internet; semiconductors; and a wide variety of medical and mechanical systems and devices.

Because of our long-standing and professional relationships with foreign companies and firms, we are able to handle intellectual property matters -- including prosecution, litigation, and counseling -- both in the U.S. and throughout the world. From the individual businessperson in the U.S. to the multi-national company based in Europe or Asia, our clients trust us to handle some of their most important and sensitive assets -- their intellectual property. As a testament to this, we are proud to say that almost all of our new clients are referrals from existing clients.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable -- many have scientific or engineering degrees in addition to their legal education, and many are registered patent attorneys.

Our attorneys are experienced -- some have been practicing in the field for more than 50 years while some are newly admitted to the Bar but served as law clerks in Federal Courts. Six of our staff are former clerks or judges of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Our attorneys are well supported - our trained paralegals, technical advisors, law clerks, and legal secretaries collaborate to ensure prompt, economical delivery of work using state-of-the-art equipment and systems for communication, word processing, docketing, and billing.

We are not just a law firm; we are a tight-knit community who are passionate about what we do – because it is all that we do. We are one of the few firms that still houses all of our people under one roof in Washington, DC. We practice only IP law – and we are good at it. This one-office, one-focus philosophy allows us to put client service first. It also allows our experienced attorneys to train and teach some of the best and brightest IP associates.

While the highest measure of success is our clients’ satisfaction, leading legal ranking publications and organizations also recognize our firm and attorneys for the work we do. You will see us regularly listed as one of the best and most highly regarded law firms in the United States and around the world by multiple publications.

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Contact Information

Rothwell, Figg Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
607 14th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, District Of Columbia 20005
United States

Hiring Attorney:
Mr. Joseph A. Hynds

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Halle Sabo Kraus
Recruiting & Human Resources Manager
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
607 14th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, District of Columbia (DC) 20005
United States

Phone: 202-626-3535