Linda Thayer

Linda Thayer

Linda Thayer

Partner | Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Linda Thayer, is an experienced litigator and patent portfolio strategist, with deep knowledge in both patent law and multiple complex technologies. As a litigator, she has successfully defended clients in district court patent litigations and in the related PTAB proceeding to challenge the validity of the patent. She works with innovative companies in a variety of disciplines relating to computers and electronics, such as encryption, biometrics, data compression and storage, video games, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and robotics. From her prior industry experience as a cryptologic mathematician and computer programmer at the National Security Agency, Thayer is uniquely qualified in the areas of cryptography and cybersecurity, and experienced in software programming.