Marta Delsignore, previously a partner in Goodwin's IP Litigation practice, is currently Of Counsel, and practices in the field of patent law. She is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Disputes group. Recognized as a “Life Sciences Star” by Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences, she focuses primarily on providing patent opinions and related client counseling, and performs due diligence reviews of patent portfolios.

In addition, Dr. Delsignore has represented clients in post patent issue proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Her experience in these proceedings includes bringing patent challenges, as well as defeating patent challenges at the institution stage in inter partes review (IPR) and post grant review (PGR) proceedings.

She also has extensive experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, litigation and licensing in the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering, including textile fibers and treatment agents, hard surface coatings, household cleaning products, cosmetics, metal processing, catalysts and polymers. With advanced chemistry degrees from Yale and Rutgers, her legal expertise is complemented by a strong science background. She is also co-inventor of four U.S. patents.





Dr. Delsignore has represented numerous clients in patent matters, including Boehringer Ingelheim, West-Ward Pharmaceuticals International Limited, Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., IBM, Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., Limited, and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Her client work includes:

  • Strategies for leveraging federal district court litigation and post patent issue proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board;
  • Freedom to operate strategies related to the launch of FDA approved drugs;
  • Evaluation of the intellectual property portfolios of target companies in due diligence studies; and
  • Patent procurement and portfolio management for academic institutions.
Professional Activities

Dr. Delsignore is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the PTAB Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association and New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association and is a member of the nominating committee for award of the Jefferson Medal. Dr. Delsignore is co-chair of the New York City Bar Association committee on Science and the Law, a member of the New York City Bar Association committee on Drugs and the Law, and chair of the patent subcommittee of the cannabis subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Delsignore was head of the Chemical/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology patent group at Pitney, Hardin Kipp & Szuch, and practiced patent law in the intellectual property group of Baker Botts L.L.P. and in the intellectual property firm of Brumbaugh, Graves, Donohue & Raymond.


Dr. Delsignore has been named a “Life Sciences Star” by Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences in the intellectual property category.

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J.D., 1990
Rutgers School of Law
Ph.D., Chemistry, 1982
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.S., Chemistry, 1978
Yale University
B.S., Chemistry, 1977
Polytechnic Institute of NYU

(magna cum laude)

University of Southern California, Institute for Toxicology and Department of Biochemistry, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1984

Polytechnic Institute of New York, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1983


1989 - 1990 U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Honorable Dickinson Debevoise



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


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