Patent Prosecution & Counseling

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.

Goodwin has litigated hundreds of contested patent matters nationwide, and companies seek us out to secure preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings, advantageous settlements and appellate relief. Our patent specialists work closely with our patent litigators, some of whom are former patent examiners with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to anticipate how our clients’ business needs and strategies will change over time.