Matthew Ginther

Matthew Ginther

Matthew Ginther
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4324

Matthew Ginther, Ph.D., is an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice who focuses his practice on patent, trade secret, trademark, and other intellectual property matters in both the biopharmaceutical and tech spaces. He also has significant experience with appellate proceedings, healthcare government enforcement, and False Claims Act defense. In addition, Matthew maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes representation of refugees petitioning for asylum in the United States and collaborations with the ACLU of Massachusetts. Prior to joining Goodwin, Matthew clerked for District Judge Indira Talwani of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Professional Experience

Among his recent matters, Matthew has represented:

  • A multi-national renewable energy company in parallel proceedings before the International Trade Commission, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and federal District Court, and successfully obtained, under a novel theory, a lift of a mandatory stay of the district court proceedings while proceedings continued before the ITC and Federal Circuit
  • A large publicly traded medical device manufacturer asserting trade secret and patent claims against another medical device manufacturer, and successfully obtained a preliminary injunction against the defendant manufacturer
  • A large publicly traded medical device manufacturer in connection with a government investigation alleging misconduct under various federal and state laws
  • A multi-national consumer electronics manufacturer defending patent, trade secret, and breach of contract claims, and successfully obtaining dismissal of all counts through pre-trial motion practice

Prior to joining Goodwin, Matthew served for two years as a law clerk at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, where his work focused on complex civil litigation, intellectual property litigation, and white collar fraud and other government enforcement actions. Before clerking at the District of Massachusetts, he clerked at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.

During law school, Matthew worked as a Network Scholar with the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience and concurrently earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. Matthew’s graduate research focused on functional neuroimaging and computational modelling of brain activity associated with high-level decision-making.




Vanderbilt University

Doctor of PhilosophyNeuroscience2017

Vanderbilt University

Artium BaccalaureusNeuroscience, Chemistry2009

Bowdoin College


U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Honorable Indira Talwani

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Honorable Christian Moran



  • Tennessee
  • Washington, D.C.


Matthew has published his research and analysis across a wide range of journals, including the Journal of Neuroscience, Nature Neuroscience, Vanderbilt Law Review, Seton Hall Law Review, Journal of Law and the Biosciences, and the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences.