Derek Denhart is a science advisor in Goodwin’s IP Transactions Group. He assists attorneys in various technical aspects of patent writing and prosecution, including responses to U.S. and foreign patent offices. Dr. Denhart has significant experience supporting life science companies with their patent portfolios. He joined Goodwin in 2016.

Areas of Practice




Dr. Denhart has assisted in the drafting of patents in a wide range of areas including small molecule pharmaceuticals, polymers and consumer chemicals. He also assists in due diligence research and the drafting of responses to patent offices.

Professional Activities

Dr. Denhart is a member of the American Chemical Society. During his career he has published over 20 scientific research papers in peer-reviewed publications in the areas of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry.

Professional Experience

Dr. Denhart worked for more than 10 years as a medicinal chemistry researcher at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Denhart was a patent agent at an intellectual property law firm in Connecticut.





Post-Doctoral Research
University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., 1995
Columbia University
M.S., 1993
Yale University
B.S., 1990
University of Waterloo, Canada



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
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