Press Release
January 18, 2023

Goodwin Expands California Litigation Team with Intellectual Property Partner Sharon Smith

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Sharon Smith joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice as a partner, resident in the San Francisco office.

“I’ve known and admired Sharon for many years. I am thrilled that she has decided to join Goodwin,” said Brett Schuman, co-chair of Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice. “Sharon is an exceptional trial lawyer and a perfect addition to Goodwin’s established, deep bench of intellectual property lawyers. Her extensive experience across our core industries of focus will be invaluable to our clients.”

Smith focuses on complex trials, and business and intellectual property litigation, including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, false advertising, unfair business practices, business torts, trade secrets, fraud, defamation, and breach of contract matters. In the biotechnology, medical device and technology industries, she represents clients in high-stakes contested matters including 22 trials and arbitrations. She also represents clients across these industries in prosecuting, enforcing, and minimizing risk related to intellectual property and trade secret matters.

Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice handles a diverse array of patent, intellectual property licensing, and other matters for life sciences and technology companies. The practice has been named Intellectual Property Practice Group of the Year by Law360 on five separate occasions. The firm’s intellectual property lawyers are consistently recognized for excellence by leading publications, including Chambers, U.S. News — Best Lawyers, Managing Intellectual Property, IAM Patent 1000, and LMG Life Sciences.