Clyde Findley

Of Counsel - Cloudigy Law 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1250 McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 436-2033 Fax: (703) 436-2268

Clyde Findley is a seasoned attorney who specializes in patent litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. His particular focus on software disputes is a natural evolution of his 20-year career as a software developer. Many of those early years included executive positions in upper management as well as ownership of two small software engineering companies. From that wide-ranging experience, Clyde is able to provide counseling and advice on technical and business issues, as well as a variety of legal matters.

As a litigator, Clyde is involved in all aspects of legal disputes, from pre-suit investigations through expert discovery, motions practice, settlement negotiation, trial, and appeal. His cases have involved a variety of technologies, including object linking and embedding, vehicle interface and control systems, variable data printing, network monitoring, and digital music.

Clyde has also drafted and prosecuted patent applications and has prepared opinions covering patent validity, enforceability and infringement. His technical subject matter experience includes real-time control systems, games, combat simulators, telecommunications, language compilers and translators, and database management systems.

Before joining Cloudigy Law, Clyde was a litigator at the Washington, DC offices of Kenyon & Kenyon and Crowell & Moring.

Clyde is fascinated by neuroscience and cognitive psychology, particularly the mechanisms that underlie human reason, perception, and belief. He is an active member of the West Springfield chapter of Rotary International. And on weekends, you may catch a glimpse of Clyde riding his Harley on the back roads of Virginia.


  • Unfair Competition and the ITC – Actions Before the International Trade Commission Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (2004 Edition) by Donald Knox Duvall; General Editors: Philip J. McCabe, John W. Bateman; Senior Co-Editor: Fred T. Grasso; Co-Editors: Clyde E. Findley, John B. McDaniel, Robert F. Vroom.
  • Getting Patently Offensive (analysis of recent high-dollar awards in patent cases), Brian S. Mudge and Clyde Findley, C|Net, January 2004.
  • International Patent Licensing Issues and Concerns, William K. Wells and Clyde Findley, American Conference Institute conference on Licensing Intellectual Property, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2003.
  • Festo – Who Decides Prosecution History Estoppel?, Clyde E. Findley, Walter E. Hanley, Jr., Kenyon & Kenyon website Hot Topic (, March 2003.
  • Valuation Strategies For IP Assets, William K. Wells and Clyde Findley, Sept. 2001.
  • Stupidity — A View From One Skilled in the Art (a humorous discussion of the natural human reliance on incomplete information and artificial models of reality), The Docket: George Mason University School of Law Newspaper, August 16, 2001.
  • The Fiasco in Florida: A Legal Perspective (a short analysis of the Democratic litigation strategy during the 2000 Presidential Election protest in Florida), The Docket: George Mason University School of Law Newspaper, February 6, 2001.
  • Optimal Layouts for the San Diego Processing and Distribution Center, Feldman, Findley, Lu, Tsai; Report to the U.S. Postal Service, May 1994.
  • An Analysis of Material Handling and Mail Processing Equipment Configurations in USPS Processing & Distribution Centers, Feldman, Findley, Lu; Report to the U.S. Postal Service, July 1993.
  • An Analysis of the Postal Automated Staging and Retrieval System (PASRS) for the West Sacramento, California Mail Processing Center, Findley, Weller; Jet Poste 93 Conference on Postal Technology, The Technical Research Department of La Poste, Cité des Congrès, Nantes (France), June 14 – 16, 1993.
  • A 3-D Control and Simulation Analysis Tool For The United States Postal Service, Barbera, Lu, Fitzgerald, Findley; American Society of Mechanical Engineers Japan-USA Symposium, San Francisco, CA, July 13-15, 1992.
  • Methods of Mosaicking Multiple Videodisc Map Images, Findley, Brooks, Singer, Tepe; Perceptronics Technical Paper, 1988.
  • Local Geocoordinate Error Correction in Videodisc Mapping Systems, Findley, Singer, Brooks; Perceptronics Technical Paper, 1988.
  • Real-time Surrogate Travel using Videodisc Technology, Donelson, Findley; Videomagic Laboratories Technical Paper, 1984.
  • Videodisc Mapping Techniques, Johnston, Smoot, Findley; Perceptronics Technical Paper, 1983.
  • Multiple Air Combat Evaluation, Higginbotham, Glascow, Findley, et al.; Institute for Defense Analyses, 1981. 

Professional Memberships 

  • American Bar Association American
  • Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers