Christie Larochelle

Christie Larochelle

Christie Larochelle
+1 617 570 1683

Christie Larochelle is an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice, who focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, and trademark matters. Christie has represented clients in lawsuits nationwide. Additionally, she is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Disputes group. Christie has a PhD in Physics and over 15 years of experience teaching and doing research in higher education.


Christie has experience representing companies in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigation through trial. Some of her recent engagements include:

  • Representing multinational electronics manufacturer at the ITC.
  • Represented multinational lighting manufacturer in patent infringement litigation at the ITC. The matter went to trial with a finding of no liability for the client. This finding was upheld on appeal.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in patent infringement litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
  • Represented branded pharmaceutical manufacturer in arbitration of a licensing agreement dispute.
  • Represented an Am Law 100 firm in mediation over a potential malpractice claim related to prosecution of a design patent. The matter settled favorably before a suit was filed.

Professional Activities

Christie is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Christie was an associate in Ballard Spahr LLP’s IP Litigation group. Prior to attending law school, Christie was a tenured physics professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A condensed matter experimentalist, her research focused on energy transfer in luminescent single crystals and quantum dots. She has expertise in numerous experimental techniques, including steady-state and time resolved luminescence, crystal synthesis, X-ray diffraction, and Raman spectroscopy. 




Villanova University School of Law

(magna cum laude)


University of Maine

BS Materials Science & Engineering1995

The Johns Hopkins University


U.S. District Court of Delaware, Richard G. Andrews



  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Recognition & Awards

While attending law school, Christie won first place in the New York IP Law Association’s Honorable William C. Conner Writing Competition for her article, “An Argument for Allowing Judicial Review of Inter Partes Review Institution Decisions.” Christie was also a member of the Villanova Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.


Christie’s recent publications include:

Christie’s recent speaking engagements include: