Kevin V. Lam

Kevin V. Lam

Kevin V. Lam

Kevin Lam is a counsel in Goodwin’s Technology Transactions Practice and a member of the firm’s Technology Companies, Life Sciences and Clean Tech Groups. Mr. Lam advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property, technology and commercial matters, including: the acquisition, management, licensing and commercialization of intellectual property; partnering transactions (such as joint research and development collaborations, strategic alliances, JVs and reseller and OEM arrangements); commercial and research and development relationships (such as supply, distribution, manufacturing, clinical trial, services and consulting arrangements); and intellectual property support for mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital and private equity transactions.

Professional Activities

Mr. Lam is a member of the California and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Lam represents a broad range of companies in the software, digital media, life sciences, clean tech and other industries, in connection with their intellectual property, technology and commercial affairs. The following are a few examples of the types of companies Mr. Lam represents and the types of transactions in which he has been involved.

Within the software, gaming and digital media industries, Mr. Lam has represented:

  • Hortonworks, a commercial open source software company funded by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital, which was formed in order to accelerate the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop, with respect to its intellectual property licensing and commercial matters;
  • Reality Mobile, a provider of mission critical software involving real-time transmission of video and other data through mobile devices over wireless networks, in the structuring and implementation of an end user licensing and OEM/Reseller licensing program;
  • Conviva, a company that helps online content providers deliver an optimized quality video experience, with respect to its intellectual property licensing and commercial matters;
  • Vivox, the leading integrated voice platform for the Social Web, in connection with an agreement with T-Mobile for the provision of Bobsled, a Vivox-powered, T-Mobile-branded Facebook voice chat application; and
  • MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, with respect to intellectual property matters in its acquisition of Harmonix Music Systems, developer of the hits Guitar Hero, Rock Band and other music gaming titles.

Within the life sciences and medical devices industries, Mr. Lam has represented:

  • NanoBio, a company focused on developing and commercializing novel products for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases based on its patented NanoStat™ technology platform, in connection with a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, and other ongoing intellectual property licensing, clinical and commercial matters;
  • Integrated Diagnostics, a company that develops personalized and preventive diagnostics, with respect to intellectual property matters in its $30 million Series A financing, and ongoing intellectual property licensing and commercial transactions; and
  • Palomar Medical Technologies, a publicly traded researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, in connection with the formation of a Fractional Technology Open Patent Program with Reliant Technologies, a joint development relationship with The Gillette Company (part of The Procter & Gamble Company), a joint development agreement with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, and other patent licensing transactions.

In addition, Mr. Lam counsels and represents various other companies regarding intellectual property, technology and commercial matters, including:  BioLeap, CyOptics, Engine Yard, Permabit, Photonic Systems, Precision Health Economics and Tetragenetics.



J.D., 2003
Harvard Law School
B.A., 2000
University of California, Berkeley

(distinction in general scholarship)



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