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Laurence Roy Hefter, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1964, New York 1967, District of Columbia 1973. Named one of best lawyers in intellectual property law, Best Lawyers in American, 2005-2009.

Background

Hefter, Laurence Roy was born on October 13, 1935 in New York City. Son of Charles S. and Rose (Postal) Hefter.

Education

Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1957. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1960. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1964.

Career

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, 1964, Virginia. 1967, New York; 1973, District of Columbia.

Registered to practice before United States. Patent and Trademark Office. Order of the Coif. Professorial Lecturer of Law (Trademarks), The George Washington University National Law Center, 1981-1990.

Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" and "Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Trademark Law". Member, Advisory Committee for Patents and Trademarks, United States. Patent and Trademark Office, 1988-1990.

Panelist on the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and INTA Trademark and Unfair Competition Panel of Neutrals. Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Member, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law).

New York State (Member, Sections on: Litigation. Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law), American (Governing Committee Forum on Franchising, 1994—. Chairman, Committees on: Patents, Administrative Law Section, 1975-1976.

Patent Office Affairs, 1976-1978. Patent and Trademark Office Affairs, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, 1977-1980. Unfair Competition and Trade Identity, 1980-1981) and International (Chairman, Committees on: Patents, 1985-1986.

Trademarks, 1987-1990) Bar Associations. Virginia State Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, 1976-1979). American Intellectual Property Law Association (Chairman, Trademark Committee, 1979-1981.

Member, Board of Directors, 1981-1984). United States Trademark Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1982-1984. Member, Trademark Review Commission).

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.

Membership

Member, Advisory Committee for Patents and Trademarks, United States. Patent and Trademark Office, 1988-1990. Panelist on the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and INTA Trademark and Unfair Competition Panel of Neutrals.

Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Member, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law). New York State (Member, Sections on: Litigation.

Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law), American (Governing Committee Forum on Franchising, 1994—. Chairman, Committees on: Patents, Administrative Law Section, 1975-1976. Patent Office Affairs, 1976-1978.

Patent and Trademark Office Affairs, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, 1977-1980. Unfair Competition and Trade Identity, 1980-1981) and International (Chairman, Committees on: Patents, 1985-1986. Trademarks, 1987-1990) Bar Associations.

Virginia State Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, 1976-1979). American Intellectual Property Law Association (Chairman, Trademark Committee, 1979-1981. Member, Board of Directors, 1981-1984).

United States Trademark Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1982-1984. Member, Trademark Review Commission).

Connections

Married Jacqulyn Maureen Miller, June 13, 1957. Children: Jeffrey Scott, Sue-Anne.