Linnea Cipriano is a partner in Goodwin's Intellectual Property Litigation group. Her practice focuses on patent litigation in federal courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Ms. Cipriano has prosecuted and litigated patents in areas including pharmaceuticals, biosimilars, nutritional supplements, DNA-based technology, drug delivery technology, cameras, and software. Ms. Cipriano has particular expertise in generic drug litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act and has also represented clients in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the PTAB. Ms. Cipriano’s practice combines her in-depth knowledge of patent law with her scientific experience to serve her clients. She holds a graduate degree in pharmacology, and before pursuing a career in law, performed research at the Cleveland Clinic.





Representative matters include:

  • Representing Frensenius Kabi in IPR and PGR proceedings at the PTAB.
  • Representing Celltrion at the PTAB and in patent infringement litigations related to Celltrion’s rituximab and trastuzumab biosimilars.
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Actavis Labs. FL, Inc. et al. (D.N.J.): Representing Actavis at trial in a patent infringement case related to a generic antifungal drug.
  • Tris Pharma, Inc. v. Actavis Labs. FL, Inc. (D. Del.): Representing Actavis at trial and on an appeal in a patent infringement case related to a generic version of a drug product for the treatment of ADHD.
  • Intendis GmbH, et al. v. Glenmark Generics Limited et al. (D. Del.): Representing Glenmark at trial and on appeal in a patent infringement case related to a generic drug product for the treatment of rosacea. 
  • Warner Chilcott Co., LLC et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (D.N.J.): Representing Teva at trial and on appeal in a patent infringement case related to a generic drug product for the treatment of osteoporosis.

Ms. Cipriano’s recent pro bono work includes:

  • Representing American Bird Conservancy in a case brought under the federal Environmental Protection Act against New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation regarding protection of Piping Plovers in Jones Beach State Park.
  • Representing an individual applying for political asylum in the U.S.
  • Representing unaccompanied minors in family court and in petitions to USCIS
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Cipriano was an associate in the New York office of Kenyon & Kenyon. She also worked as a legal intern at Cleveland Clinic Innovations and as a research technologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Ms. Cipriano is a member of the ChIPs Network and serves as co-chair of NYIPLA’s Women in IP Law committee.


While attending law school, Ms. Cipriano participated in the William McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. Ms. Cipriano also earned induction into the Order of Barristers and Order of the Coif.

Ms. Cipriano was selected to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list in 2015-2018.

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J.D., 2010
Case Western Reserve University

magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

M.S., Pharmacology, 2007
Case Western Reserve University
B.S., Biochemistry, 2004
Catholic University of America

cum laude



New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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