About Us

Finch and Associates LLC has it roots in the IP law practice founded by her father Walter G. Finch, Esq., CPA, PhD.  After his service as an Engineer and Colonel in WWII, he began a patent practice that ranged from gyroscopes after the war through biotech tissue transplants shortly before his death in 1997.

While in law school, Ruth worked for her father’s intellectual property practice where she focused on trademark and copyright. Upon passing the bar she was sworn in as a Baltimore prosecuting attorney. After serving 11 years as a prosecutor (where she earned the nickname “First Degree Finch” for her tenacity and investigative and courtroom skills), Ruth sharpened her IP skills with an IP specialty firm (Stevens Davis Miller and Mosher, later purchased by Dickinson Wright), serving clients such as Volkswagen, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Steel Cloud, Schmidt’s Bakery and more.

When Dickinson Wright closed their DC offices near the end of 2007, Ruth took over her father’s practice and has grown the trademark and copyright practice in concert with her client’s success.  She added the business analysis and marketing expertise of her husband, Marcos Ferrer, to increase strategic value to her clients.  These include Tequila Mockingbird, Neo Dental, Schmidt’s Bakery, Baby Goo Roo, Antietam Brewery, The Original Toy Company, Wood Expressions, Good-L Inc, Kendama USA, International Nutrition and many many more.

We bring feels above all the desire to protect her clients trademarks and copyrights, and is tenacious in securing, and helping enforce, same.  If you have any questions, we are happy to engage in a free consultation.

Please contact us at 301-388-2252