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Patent Litigation

In a high-stakes patent dispute, the fighting advantage goes to the side with the most litigation experience. We’re ranked by IP Law and Business as having one of the nation’s most active patent litigation practices. From the boardroom to the courtroom, Goodwin Procter’s 150 IP attorneys and scientists are dedicated to actively protecting client assets.

Clients rely on us to secure preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings, advantageous settlements and appellate relief. We routinely work with clients to take cases from pre-suit investigations through discovery proceedings and trials. Our attorneys provide counsel on infringement, validity and patentability issues, and when necessary, litigate patents in federal district courts throughout the country. We also have substantial experience before the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

In patent litigation, clients need a team of lawyers with a unique range of expertise and experience. Collectively, our group holds more than 50 advanced degrees, including PhDs in fields such as chemistry, biology, mathematics, electrical engineering and medicine. A number of attorneys joined the firm after successful careers as scientists, engineers or as in-house counsel at some of the world’s largest corporations. Some attorneys are former patent examiners with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and several hold U.S. patents. Almost half of our IP attorneys are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

We’re known for communicating complex technological concepts to judges and juries in a clear and compelling manner. With several former clerks from the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, we’re familiar with the practices and preferences of these courts. We work in some of the most active jurisdictions in the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, Eastern District of Virginia, Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and the Southern District of California.

Good Wins Update
December 6, 2011

Good Wins Update
November 21, 2013

PLI’s Understanding Patent Law 2016
June 28, 2016
New York, NY

BIO International Convention
June 6, 2016
San Francisco, CA

PLI's 2016 IP Monetization Conference
April 27, 2016
New York, NY

ABA Webinar: Patent Licenses
February 16, 2016

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015
December 14, 2015
San Francisco, CA

PLI's Patent Litigation 2015 Seminar
November 16, 2015
New York , NY

2015 ITC Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
November 12, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Understanding Patent Law 2015
June 30, 2015
New York, NY

PLI's Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015
April 23, 2015
Chicago, IL

Marcus Evans Spring CLO Summit 2015
March 12, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

PLI's Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015
March 9, 2015
New York, NY

2015 GPhA Annual Meeting
February 9, 2015
Miami, FL

PLI's 9th Annual Patent Law Institute
February 2, 2015
New York, NY

PLI Seminar: Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015
January 28, 2015
San Francisco, CA

NPE Litigation Seminar
November 20, 2014
Menlo Park, CA

NYIPLA One-Day Patent CLE Seminar
November 20, 2014
New York, NY

NPE Litigation Seminar
November 17, 2014
Boston, MA

PLI's Patent Litigation 2014
November 10, 2014
New York, NY

Patenting "Big Data"
August 14, 2012