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R. Danny Huntington

R. Danny Huntington

Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck PC

Washington, DC, USA

Danny Huntington is a former chemist for The Gillette Research Institute. He is involved in all phases of intellectual property law, including United States and foreign patent prosecution; litigation in the federal and state courts; licensing; and general client counseling. He has extensive patent interference experience, with particular experience in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Areas of Concentration

  • Counseling
  • Licensing & Transactions
  • Litigation
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Federal District Court
    • Hatch-Waxman
    • International Trade Commission
    • Patent Interferences
  • Patent Prosecution
    • Biomedical
    • Biology and Biotechnology
    • Chemical
    • Pharmaceutical
  • Unfair Competition

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • The George Washington University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1976
  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, 1972


  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle, President, 2006-present; Vice-President, 2003-2006; Biotechnology Committee, 1988-present

Awards and Honors

  • IAM Patent 1000 – DC Metro Area, United States – National (2013)
  • IAM Strategy 300, (2013)
  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA (2006-2009; 2012-2013)
  • "Washington DC Super Lawyers," published by Law & Politics (2011-2013)
  • Featured as a "Life Sciences Star," LMG Life Sciences (2012)
  • Ranked in the Chambers USA 2012 Guide as "Leader in Their Field" for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Patent Law (2011)
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners (2011)
  • First winner of Corporate INTL's "Washington, DC Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year" (2011)
  • Named in The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers 2010
  • Leading lawyer in biotechnology law and intellectual property law, The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2009)
  • Named in The Washington Post Magazine’s Best Lawyers List (2008)
  • Named to the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM 250) - The World’s Leading IP Strategists

Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Rules and E-Discovery Overview in the U.S., FICPI Open Forum, Seville, Spain (November 2007)
  • U.S. Model: Effect of Amendments; Estoppel; Scope of Protection; Equivalents; and Means-Plus-Function Claims, FICPI China Symposium, Beijing, China (September 2007)
  • Business Method Patents and the Financial Services Industry, SIFMA, New York, NY (February 2007)
  • Section 135(b) Anxiety – Is Copying Claims Enough to Keep You Out of 135(b) Trouble?, Boston Patent Law Association (December 2006)
  • Partnership Structures and Management, Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) 9th Open Forum, Lisbon, Portugal (2005)
  • Patent Claim Drafting, Twelfth Work Sessions and Administrative Council meeting of the Asociacion Interamericana de la Propiedad (ASIPI), Punta del Este, Uruguay (2005)
  • The Importance of IP Valuation in Intellectual Property Asset Management: A U.S. Viewpoint, Intellectual Property Valuation seminar sponsored by FICPI and LES-AC, Dubai, UAE (2005)


  • "Arrested Development: A Round-Up of the Developments in the Recognition and Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources," World Intellectual Property Review (March 2006)
  • "Set Patent Rules by Industry?," Legal Times: IP Supplemental (March 15, 2003)
  • Co-author, "Database Protection in the U.K. and the USA: What, if Any, Protection Might Those Who Work So Hard Receive?," Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Vol. 9, No. 3 (March 2003)
  • Co-author, "Transannular Alkylations of Cyclooctanones," Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 37

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