Rob Carroll is a partner in Goodwin’s IP Litigation group and a member of the firm’s Antitrust Litigation and Business Litigation practices. World Trademark Review describes him as a “[t]errific advocate” with “a glittering track record in contentious mandates. He has the ability to filter down all possible arguments to the ones viable in court and can then use his superior judgment to pick a winning choice – being able to accurately evaluate the benefits of all positions is his main strength.”

He has experience in intellectual property litigation and counseling, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition matters. He also has experience in complex antitrust and business litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on the life sciences industry.

In 2011, Mr. Carroll received the firm’s Robert B. Fraser Pro Bono Award for his work providing pro bono legal services for asylum applicants and unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings.

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Business Disputes

Mr. Carroll has experience in a broad range of business litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes for life sciences companies arising under patent licenses, joint development agreements, and supply, manufacturing and quality agreements. His recent experience includes representing:

  • Radius Health, Inc. in an ICC arbitration against Ipsen Pharma, S.A. arising from a license and co-promotion agreement
  • Guerbet Ireland Unlimited in litigation against SpecGX, LLC arising from supply and quality agreements
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA in dispute with Shire PLC and Impax Laboratories, Inc. arising from license and distribution agreements
  • Multiple life sciences companies in confidential arbitrations under the ICC, JAMS, and AAA arbitration rules
  • Finisar Corporation in a AAA arbitration against JDS Uniphase Corporation arising from breach of patent license agreement
  • Investment funds with claims of more than $1 billion in what the Financial Times called the “sovereign debt trial of the century” against the Republic of Argentina
Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Trade Secret and False Advertising Disputes

Mr. Carroll has experience in trademark litigation, both in federal court and before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, patent, copyright, trade secret and false advertising litigation. His recent experience includes representing:

  • Varsity Brands in a 6-2 copyright victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.
  • B&B Hardware in a 7-2 trademark victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
  • Nuance Communications, Inc. in multiple trade secret and non-competition disputes
  • Innov-X Systems, Inc. in defense of Lanham Act competitor false advertising litigation
  • Honest Tea, Inc. in defense of false advertising class action
  • Multiple software companies in enforcing and defending copyright claims
Antitrust Disputes

Mr. Carroll's recent experience in antitrust litigation and government investigations includes representing:

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA and Barr Laboratories in defense of putative class actions challenging settlement of Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning Aggrenox®
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA and Barr Laboratories in defense of putative class actions challenging settlement of Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning Solodyn®
  • Royal Bank of Scotland and affiliates in In re Credit Card Interchange Antitrust Litigation
  • Defendants in multiple confidential investigations before federal and state antitrust agencies
Professional Activities

Mr. Carroll serves on the board of directors of civil legal aid provider Greater Boston Legal Services. He is a member of the International Trademark Association, for which he serves on the U.S. Legislation and Regulation Committee and previously served on the U.S. Amicus Committee. He has provided pro bono legal services for numerous asylum applicants and unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings.

Professional Experience

Before joining Goodwin, Mr. Carroll was a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Recognition

Mr. Carroll and Goodwin were recognized by the American Lawyer with the Grand Prize for Global Dispute of the Year (2016) for their representation of creditors in a sovereign debt dispute against the Republic of Argentina. Mr. Carroll has been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Boston magazine in every year since 2015, and prior to that as a “Rising Star.” Mr. Carroll is consistently ranked in the WTR-1000World Trademark Review’s guide to the world’s leading trademark professionals. In law school, he served as Book & Case Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal and as an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.

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Education

J.D., 2001
Yale Law School

(Coker Fellow)

A.B., 1997
Duke University

(summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Clerkships

2001 to 2002 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Honorable Edward R. Becker

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U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
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