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"Super all-round, Danny is a service-oriented lawyer who is a pleasure to work with and against."

- IAM Patent 1000

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R. Danny Huntington Member

"Super all-round, Danny is a service-oriented lawyer who is a pleasure to work with and against."

- IAM Patent 1000

Client Interview


Described as "a great lawyer" (Chambers & Partners client interview, 2015) and "among the best and most knowledgeable patent practitioners in the United States” (IAM Patent 1000 2015), R. 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.

Publications & Presentations

"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

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) 


Professional Affiliations, Honors & Recognition

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

Chambers USA (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018); ranked in Intellectual Property Litigation, District of Columbia

IAM Patent 1000 – DC Metro Area, United States – National (2013-2018)

IAM Strategy 300 (2013-2018)

America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA (2006-2009; 2012-2013)

Named Washington, DC Super Lawyer (2011-2018)

Featured as a "Life Sciences Star," LMG Life Sciences (2012-2018)

Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Patent Law (2011)

The Best Lawyers in America© (2016-2019)

IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property (2016-2018)

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