Daniel M. Forman

Daniel M. Forman

Daniel M. Forman

Daniel Forman, a partner in Goodwin's IP Litigation Group, devotes the majority of his practice to patent litigation. Mr. Forman has a particular focus on patent matters related to computer hardware, software and telecommunications technology. His legal expertise is complemented by his background as a systems software developer and manager.

When not practicing law, Mr. Forman pursues his interest in aviation. He is an instrument-rated private pilot with single-engine land and single-engine sea ratings.

Professional Experience

Before joining Goodwin, Mr. Forman was an intern for Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Neel.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Forman worked as a systems software developer and manager. He has extensive experience with multiprocessor software architecture, database management system internals, compiler and query language development, software internationalization, software quality assurance tools and system performance measurement and analysis. Mr. Forman also has experience in a wide variety of application areas, including U.S. Department of Defense data gathering and analysis (various organizations), medical decision support (Transition Systems), banking (First Interstate Bank), marketing and retail (A.C. Neilson and Marks & Spencer) and government entitlement programs (Australian Department of Social Security).

Areas of Practice


Mr. Forman has represented clients in litigation related to cellular telephones, routers and Ethernet switches, modems, medical records software, e-commerce applications, security and surveillance systems and medical devices.  His recent cases include:

  • Summary judgment of non-infringement in the District of Massachusetts in a matter involving Ethernet switches
  • Ex parte reexamination of two telecommunications patents resulting in disclaimer of all claims in one patent, and cancellation of most claims in the other
  • Summary judgment of non-infringement in the Eastern District of Texas in a matter involving optical character recognition and document processing technology

Other computer industry-related representations involved video processing software, anti-virus software, graphics processors, semi-conductor manufacturing equipment and laptop computers.



J.D., 1997
Boston College Law School

(cum laude)

M.B.A., 1982
Boston University
B.S., Applied Mathematics, 1978
Brown University



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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