Carson C.K. Fincham


J.D., Pace University School of Law,

Certificate in Environmental Law (2002)

B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Connecticut at Storrs (1998)

Admissions to Practice

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
(Registration No. 54,096), 2003
State of Connecticut
(Juris Number 421,373), 2003

Professional Associations

Engineer-In-Training (EIT), CT

American Bar Association,
Intellectual Property Section Member,
Law Practice Management Section Member

American Intellectual Property Law Association


About Us

Carson C.K. Fincham
Founding Partner, Fincham Downs, LLC
Direct line: +1 (203) 438-6867


Prior to co-founding Fincham Downs, Mr. Fincham served as IP Counsel at Walker Digital Management, managing the vending industry and remote workforce/Homeland Security portions of the Walker IP portfolio, among many other IP assets. Previously Mr. Fincham held the position of Associate IP Counsel for Buckley, Maschof & Talwalkar LLC in New Canaan, CT and Associate Engineer and Network Administrator positions at Dewberry in New Haven, CT. Mr. Fincham has also been an active participant in the Pace Energy and Climate Center (formerly known as the Pace Energy Project) of Pace Law School.

Mr. Fincham has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patents and patent applications in the representative arts of mobile device applications, semi-conductors, heat exchangers, electro-mechanical and mechanical devices, wind turbines, “smart grid” systems, cryptographic algorithms, information systems, online advertising, text-to-speech, graphics, software, and business methods, as well as in preparing freedom-to-operate and validity opinions in various technologies. He has experience in managing foreign agents in various jurisdictions, including Japan, Europe and Australia. He has had significant successful experience representing clients in front of the Board of Patent Appeals and is strongly committed to promoting open and frequent channels of communication with patent office examiners, in an effort to provide the most efficient prosecution strategy.

Having studied and worked in the environmental field as both a civil engineer and attorney, Mr. Fincham is heavily involved in promoting green technologies (with and beyond the scope of his IP legal work) and has assisted clients in participating in the USPTO's Green Tech Pilot Program.

Mr. Fincham and his partners adhere to the principles of sustainability and protecting the environment, and operate a cutting-edge paperless law office.

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