Mr. Finley is the managing partner of the BBF litigation department. He specializes in intellectual property and complex commercial civil litigation, including patent, trade secret, licensing, trademark, and unfair competition. He has represented businesses and individuals in both state, federal and appellate courts, including many federal district courts around the US.
Mr. Finley advises international and U.S. clients on intellectual property issues spanning the semiconductor device and manufacturing equipment industries, including integrated circuits, software, wafer processing and metrology and electro-mechanical devices.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco - where he teaches Patent Litigation.
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Finley has successfully resolved numerous disputes involving business, employment, and real estate matters, as well as wills, trusts and estates cases.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brandon University in 1983, a Bachelor of Arts from University of Franche-Comté in 1984, a Bachelor of Education from Brandon University in 1985, and his law degree from McGill University School of Law in 1998.
Mr. Finley is a member of the California State Bar, and is admitted to all California State and Federal courts, the Eastern District of Texas, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.