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Douglas Boyd Henderson, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1962, District of Columbia 1963. Named one of Best Lawyers in American, since 1995; recipient Golden Eagle award, United States Federal Court Claims, 2006; fellow, Pennsylvania State Alumni.


Henderson, Douglas Boyd was born on September 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh. Son of Arthur G. and Mildred E. (Rickenbach) Henderson.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1957. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1963.


Worked at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. (Washington, DC) specializing in Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Licensing and Related Litigation, Antitrust, International Trade and Government Contract Law. Admitted to the bar, 1962, Virginia. 1963, District of Columbia.

1965, United States. Supreme Court. Registered to practice before United States. Patent and Trademark Office.

Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Lane, United States. Court of Claims, 1962-1963. Author: "Third Party Practice in the United States Court of Claims or Two's Company, Three's a Crowd," Journal of the Patent Office Society, June 1976.

"Developments in United States Licensing Law," International Business Lawyer, September 1983. Co-Author: "Prefiling Considerations and Initiating Suits," Litigation Institute of American Intellectual Property Law Association, January, 1978. "Motions, Discovery, and Pretrial Practicing in United States Claims Court, Handbook on Trial Practice Before the United States Claims Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, September, 1986.

Member: Advisory Council, United States Court of Federal Claims, 1982—. Board of Advisors, George Washington University National Law Center, 1991—. Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.

Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Member, Board of Directors, 1975-1976. Trustee, Research Foundation, 1980-1981.

Chairman, 1974-1975, Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Section. Chairman: Court of Claims Committee, 1973-1974. United States. Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit Committee, Chairman, 1982-1983).

Virginia, Federal, American (Chairman, Patent Division, 1980-1981 and Member of Council, 1981-1985, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law) and International Bar Associations. Virginia State Bar; ITC Trial Lawyers Bar Association (Founder, 1984). Federal Circuit Bar Association (Founder and Member of Board of Directors, 1985-1986.

Judicial Selection Committee, 1990—). United States. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association (Founder and Member of Board of Directors, 1987-1990). American Intellectual Property Law Association (Federal Litigation Committee, 1995—.

Trademark and Trade Identity Unfair Competition Law Committee, 1995—). International Trademark Association. Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Christian Legal Society. Patent Office Society. Supreme Court Historical Society.

International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property). Founded in 1965, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner has grown to become the largest law firm practicing in the specialized field of intellectual property law in Washington, D.C., and one of the largest in the United States. The intellectual property practice of the firm encompasses every area of technology and includes all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law.

The firm also has a significant practice in other areas related to the interface of law and technology, such as computer law, unfair competition, government contracts, export control, and related antitrust, licensing, litigation and international trade matters.


Board advisors., distinguished alumni George Washington University Law School. Fellow: American Bar Foundation (life). Member: American Bar Association (house of deals 1999—2005, advisory panel since 2006), American Arbitration Association (panel of neutrals, national patent advisory council), United States Court Federal Claims Bar Association (board directors 1987-1990, founder 1987), Supreme Court History Society, Intellectual Property Owners Association (Education Foundation, board dirs since 2008), International Trademark Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (chairman patent, trademark and copyright council 1980-1982), International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (founder 1984), Bar Association District of Columbia (chairman Court Claims committee 1973-1974, chairman patent, trademark and copyright law section 1974-1975, board directors 1975-1976, trustee research foundation 1980-1981, chairman Court Appeals for Federal Circuit Committee 1982-1983), Federal Circuit Bar Association (founder 1985, board directors 1985-1986, member judicial selection committee 1990—2009, board dirs 1996-1999), District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, International Bar Association, Capital Society of Clubs, TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms, City Club of Washington (board governors 1990-1995), University Club, Burning Tree Club, Congressional Country Club, Delta Theta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta.


Married Olivia Lauer, July 6, 1957. Children: Scotland Weaver, Keith Arthur, Heather Alice Atkinson.