John Englander is a retired partner and former co-chair of Goodwin’s Litigation Group. An engineer by training, Mr. Englander devotes much of his practice to intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation and cases turning on the analysis and description of technology. Most recently, he was lead trial counsel defending Aereo in the landmark copyright case ABC v. Aereo. He also has extensive experience in banking and financial services litigation, with a particular focus on class action defense. Mr. Englander has also litigated cases involving all manner of commercial disputes, business torts and unfair trade practices claims.

He has more than 30 years’ experience, including a clerkship with Justice William H. Rehnquist, and he is annually selected as one of Massachusetts’ top IP litigators by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


Mr. Englander is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News-Best Lawyers and Marquis Who’s Who. He served on the Boston University Law Review.





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Mr. Englander represents clients in connection with patent infringement, copyright and trade secret disputes, and banking and lending litigation  His experience includes representing:

Patent Infringement and Trade Secrets

  • General Electric in Lectrolarm Custom Services v. General Electric, a patent infringement suit involving security technology; 2011 U.S. Dist., Lexis 91435, aff’d, 2012 U.S. App. Lexis 26257 (Fed. Cir. 2012)
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals in Eli Lilly v. TEVA Pharmaceutical, a patent infringement suit involving a chemotherapy agent; 689 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2012)
  • Applied Materials in Applied Materials  v. AMEC, in which Applied Materials alleged trade secret misappropriation against AMEC, a Chinese manufacturer of semiconductor equipment; No. C 07-05248 JW, (N.D. Cal.) (settled 2010)
  • ViaCell in PharmaStem v. ViaCell, a patent infringement suit involving the stem cells in umbilical cord blood; 491 F.3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2007)

Copyright and Trade Secrets

  • Aereo in ABC v. Aereo, a high-profile copyright case brought against Aereo by all the major broadcast television networks now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court (lead trial counsel);  712 F.3d 676 (2nd Cir. 2013)
  • Cablevision in Cartoon Network v. Cablevision, a dispute involving the copyright implications of a cable company’s remote storage DVR; 478 F.Supp.2d 607 (S.D.N.Y). 2007, 536 F.3d 121 (2d Cir. 2008)

Banking and Lending Litigation

  • Countrywide Home Loans in O’Sullivan v. Countrywide Home Loans, class action litigation involving alleged violations of RESPA; 319 F.3d 732 (5th Cir. 2003)
  • CommonPoint Mortage Company in Vandenbroeck v. CommonPoint Mortgage Company, class action litigation alleging violations of RICO and the Truth in Lending Act; 210 F.3d 696 (6th Cir. 2000)






J.D., 1983
Boston University School of Law
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1980
Cornell University


1983 to 1984 U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Honorable Bailey Aldrich
1984 to 1985 U.S. Supreme Court, Honorable William H. Rehnquist



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
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