Jay M. Finkelstein, Of Counsel

Mr. Finkelstein is a patent attorney specializing in patent prosecution with extensive experience in a wide range of technical fields including electrical devices, electronics, computer applications, semiconductor manufacture, communications, including cellular communications, television, medical devices and electromechanical systems.


  • Drexel University, B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. 1959
  • George Washington University, National Law Center, J.D., 1963, with Honors


Mr. Finkelstein began his career in the patent field as an Examiner in the U.S. Patent Office, where he examined patent applications in the field of computers. He then served as a Patent Advisor at the U.S. Army Materiel Command Harry Diamond Fuze Laboratory, followed by employment as a U.S. Patent Attorney at several patent firms in Paris, France. After returning to the U.S., he entered private practice in 1965 and represents a number of clients in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Finkelstein is fluent in both French and English.

Areas of Focus

  • Intellectual Property Law/Patent Prosecution. Specialties include:
    • Patents


  • Member, Bar of District of Columbia
    • Intellectual Property Section


  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Activities and Affiliations

  • Active member of other Intellectual Property and Patents professional organizations
Jay M. Finklestein

1625 K Street, N.W., Suite 550

Washington, D.C.  20006-1733

Tel:  202-628-5197

Fax:  202-737-3528