Intellectual Property Litigation

Resolving disputes, defending your rights, and protecting your brand

Our Intellectual Property Litigation team has more than 80 dedicated litigators, more than 60 of whom have technical degrees in areas such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, neuroscience, and physics.

We represent national and international companies across industries on the full range of IP litigation issues, spanning patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Whether resolving high-stakes intellectual property disputes or providing counsel on litigation avoidance, we understand the unique needs of each client and tailor our approach to meet them.  

Our team has substantial experience before US Federal and State trial courts as well as at the US Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court, and the US Court of Federal Claims. We have served as lead counsel in hundreds of Patent Trial and Appeal Board matters. And in the last 10 years, we have tried more than 35 cases at the International Trade Commission.

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Areas of Focus

Our team is among the most sought after in the world for copyright and trademark litigation matters. We have extensive experience representing both established brands and emerging companies to safeguard their assets and protect their identities, reputations, and cultures.

Visit our Copyrights and Trademarks pages.

We successfully represent some of the largest brand and generic companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation, including clients in patent cases involving some of the world’s biggest blockbuster drugs.

We have a long record of success in biologics and biosimilars. Our lawyers were involved in the legislative process that resulted in the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, and we are leaders in the emerging field of biologics and biosimilars litigation, drawing on our extensive experience working in the pharmaceutical industry.

Visit our Hatch-Waxman, Biologics & Biosimilars Litigation page.

Our team of appellate and IP lawyers have substantial experience defending clients’ patent rights in appeals from district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the US Court of Federal Claims. We have been involved in hundreds of appeals at the Federal Circuit and have argued more than 20 cases in the Supreme Court, including several key IP decisions.

Visit our Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation page.

We have litigated over 100 Section 337 cases and includes litigators with more than 30 years of experience practicing before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Given that approximately 50% of cases go to trial within eight to ten months of complaint filing, it is critical to have counsel with extensive trial experience. We have multiple first-chair litigators at the ready, some of whom have participated in over 50 trials before Administrative Law Judges at the ITC.

Visit our ITC 337 Proceedings page.

We represent life sciences and technology clients in commercial and intellectual property disputes before all major international and US arbitral institutions, including top arbitrators and mediators that specialize in life sciences and technology. That includes disputes arising from licensing, collaboration, joint development, and other commercial agreements.

Visit our Life Sciences & Technology Arbitrations page.

We have more than 100 IP lawyers and scientists dedicated to actively protecting client assets. That includes securing preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings and at trial, advantageous settlements, and appellate relief. Our lawyers provide counsel on infringement, validity, and patentability issues, and litigate IP issues in federal district courts throughout the country. 

Visit our Patent Litigation page.

We have represented hundreds of petitioners and patent owners before the PTAB, and our strategic approach to PTAB proceedings has played a crucial role in important appeals at the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court, setting a standard for PTAB litigation in the future. Goodwin is recognized among the top PTAB firms by Docket Navigator and Managing IP.

Visit our Patent Trial & Appeal Board page.

We have one of the most comprehensive trade secrets and employee mobility practices in the nation. Trade secret cases are particularly time sensitive. We are prepared to act immediately to obtain or block applications for restraining orders and preliminary injunctions or take other steps to mitigate risk and enable successful outcomes.

Visit our Trade Secrets, Employee Mobility & Non-Competes page.