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Doug Henderson - Starting and Growing World’s Largest IP Boutique

Doug Henderson - Starting and Growing World’s Largest IP Boutique

Sampling of stories and topics discussed during the interview:

  • Starting and growing America's largest Intellectual Property (IP) boutique law firm

  • Personal story of going from growing up in Pennsylvania and selling furniture to starting a law firm in downtown DC

  • How having successful fathers influenced Doug Henderson and his co-founder Marcus Finnegan

  • Vision and innovations that contributed to Finnegan Henderson's success

  • Shaping firm culture in a way that allowed next generation of partners to successfully take over the management of the firm

  • Attracting and keeping great clients

  • Keys to retaining talent at a law firm

  • State of the IP legal industry, including failure of other IP boutiques

  • Surprising advise to potential client about choosing an IP boutique v. a general practice firm

  • How fear of losing their Blackberry smart phones caused DC policy makers (including Supreme Court Justices) to turn against strong patent rights

  • Having Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a neighbor and watching him fearlessly perform CPR

  • Advice for other firms, lawyers, and law students

  • And, much more!

Voice of IP
Clause 8
The podcast listened to by sophisticated in-house counsel, judges from around the world, IP policymakers, senior USPTO officials, and top patent dealmakers and attorneys to stay ahead of the curve by understanding the personalities and forces shaping IP.
Eli Mazour’s love of talking to people – along with his belief in the importance of America’s patent system – led him to start Clause 8. Clause 8 features conversations that provide strategic insights about how to best deal with various patent-related issues. Some of the previous guests include America’s great innovators, federal judges, USPTO Directors, top IP staffers on Capitol Hill, and Carole Baskin’s attorney from the documentary Tiger King.
It's the #1 podcast about IP and is in the top 2.5% of all podcasts according to Listen Score. The podcast has been covered and cited in many publications, including Bloomberg, Law360, Courthouse News Service, Above the Law, IAM, and Original Jurisdiction.