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Ford Franklin Farabow

Ford Franklin Farabow, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia Bar 1965, South Carolina bar 1963. Named one of best lawyers in intellectual property law, Best Lawyers in American, 2005-2006.


  • Farabow, Ford Franklin was born on January 6, 1938 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Ford Franklin and Louise (Botts) Farabow.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Clemson University, 1959. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1963.


    • With law department Swift & Company, Washington, 1959-1962. Associate Nexsen & Pruet, Columbia, South Carolina, 1962-1964. With patent department Hercules, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1964-1965.

      Partner Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington, since 1965. Lecturer to American Bar Association, American Patent Law Association, also others.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia Bar 1965, South Carolina bar 1963.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Member American Bar Association, American College Trial Lawyers, South Carolina Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Bar Association District of Columbia, American Patent Law Association, United States Trademark Association (chairman international advisory group), American Chemical Society, Clemson University Alumni Association, Giles S. Rich American Inns of Court, Tiger Brotherhood, Order of Coif, Phi Eta Sigma, Delta Theta Phi, Bethesda (Maryland) Club (board directors 1987), TPC Club at Avenel, Franklin Square Club, Clemson IPTAY.


    • Children– Ford Franklin, III, Amy Kathryn, Andrew Leighton.
    • father: Ford Franklin Farabow
    • mother: Louise (Botts) Farabow
    • children: Ford Franklin Farabow
    • III Farabow
    • Amy Kathryn Farabow
    • Andrew Leighton Farabow
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