Kenneth E Radcliffe

Kenneth E. Radcliffe

Kenneth E. Radcliffe
+1 617 570 1973

Kenneth Radcliffe, a counsel in the firm’s Business Law Department, specializes in intellectual property transactions and strategies for technology clients. Mr. Radcliffe is a key contributor to Goodwin's Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He joined Goodwin in 2005.


Mr. Radcliffe’s practice focuses on the strategic development, management and protection of intellectual property portfolios, with an emphasis on domestic and international patents. He has significant experience prosecuting patents on behalf of clients in the areas of computer software, computer hardware, electronics, optics, robotics systems and controls, medical devices and athletic equipment.

Mr. Radcliffe’s transactional practice involves intellectual property due diligence and opinion work, including the rendering of freedom-to-operate, patentability, non-infringement and invalidity opinions. He also assists trial counsel with patent issues that arise in the course of litigation. Mr. Radcliffe has worked on patent litigation involving medical devices, optical character recognition technology, computer software and computer hardware.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Radcliffe was an associate in the Patent and Intellectual Property Practice Group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston.




University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

BSElectrical Engineering1999

Queen's University

(with first class honors)



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


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

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Radcliffe has been named a “Massachusetts Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Boston magazine for several years.