Government Contracts + Disputes

Faced with a complex maze of statutes, policies, and regulations in government contracts, many companies look to Goodwin to unravel intricate procurement regulations, synthesize solicitation requirements, interpret contract provisions, safeguard intellectual property, comply with socio-economic mandates, and fulfill reporting requirements. Clients also rely on Goodwin’s talented advocates when disputes arise in connection with the award or performance of government contracts.

Goodwin’s Government Contracts + Disputes practice has a remarkably diverse set of clients including those in the defense and aerospace, software and IT, healthcare, telecom and financial services industries.

Our lawyers quickly distill complex information into business-motivated solutions, including:

Counseling in connection with:

  • Prime Contracting, Subcontracting, Joint Ventures and Teaming Arrangements
  • The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS)
  • Bayh-Dole Act, CRADA, Licensing, and Technology Transfer Matters
  • Patent Rights and Rights in Data and Software
  • Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence
  • Compliance Counseling, Reporting Requirements, and Marking
  • Investment in Government Contractors

Litigation of:

  • Intellectual Property Infringement by the Government
  • False Claims Act, Qui Tam Actions, Anti-Kickback Act Claims
  • Presentation of Claims to Contacting Officers
  • Appeals to Agency Boards
  • Claims within the Jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims
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In a high-stakes patent dispute, the fighting advantage goes to the side with the right litigation experience. We’re ranked by Corporate Counsel as having one of the nation’s most active patent litigation practices. From the courtroom to the boardroom, Goodwin’s more than 100 IP lawyers and scientists are dedicated to actively protecting client assets.
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When others attempt to infringe or misappropriate our clients’ patent rights, we vigorously assert and protect those rights. Goodwin’s Patent Prosecution + Counseling Practice draws from more than 100 intellectual property specialists across the firm. Our patent attorneys are devoted to developing and implementing sophisticated patent procurement, management and exploitation policies to further our clients’ business goals. We serve a diverse array of domestic and international companies, procuring and enforcing patent rights, providing proactive counsel to determine the patent rights of others, and in conjunction with our IP Litigation practice, defending against infringement claims.
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As a growing technology company, your prospects are exciting and your challenges are unique – from securing funding, protecting IP, and navigating the regulatory environment, to differentiating yourself in the marketplace, managing customer acquisition and scaling your business. We get it. We are proud to bring a comprehensive, coordinated approach that interconnects business, new technologies and the law.

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Licensing and other technology transfers represent a critical component of any comprehensive intellectual property rights management program. These transactions can generate significant economic value and other competitive advantages when effectively structured and executed.
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Trademarks
Copyrights and trademarks are about more than just safeguarding your work — they are essential to preserving your company’s identity, reputation and culture. Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Practice is recognized as a powerhouse in the industry, and our trademark practice is sought for pivotal matters. Our IP attorneys fight vigorously to protect trademarks and work diligently to minimize the legal and business risks inherent in developing new trademarks. In addition to trademark litigation, our practice also focuses on portfolio development and enforcement. We represent both established brands, like Campbell Soup Company, Pepperidge Farm, IBM and Four Seasons Hotels, and emerging companies looking to distinguish themselves in the market.
 
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