Matt Fagan is a Counsel in the Life Sciences group at Goodwin. He started at the firm in 2022. Mr. Fagan represents clients in the medical device and computing technology spaces, holistically protecting hardware and software innovations with patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. He also provides strategic IP portfolio management, counseling related to patent and copyright infringement, and competitive landscape analyses.

In addition to his billable work, Mr. Fagan has represented pro bono clients through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Texas Volunteer Legal Services COVID-19 Eviction Task Force. In his spare time, he works to close the gender gap in computer science; he teaches STEM in his community with Girls who Code and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.

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Mr. Fagan has 15 years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution. He has worked on technologies ranging from AI/ML and quantum computing to optical networks, encryption, computer-based modeling and simulation, digitalization, and robotics. He has successfully argued numerous cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Some of Mr. Fagan’s representative matters include:

  • Establishing a copyright program at a Fortune 500 company to protect the software that runs their manufacturing devices, some of which dated back to the early 1990s.*
  • Preparing IP due diligence for an acquisition deal valued at nearly $1 billion and a $165 million stock offering.*
  • Reviewing an influencer agreement for a client seeking to advertise on social media.*
  • Performing online takedowns of a client’s pirated software and domain name seizures under the UDRP.*
  • Advising a client regarding a domain tasting incident.*
  • Representing a client in settlement negotiations with a font designer who alleged that the client had appropriated the designer’s font for use on the client’s website.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Fagan was an equity principal at Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni and counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Professional Activities

Mr. Fagan is active with the Hon. Lee Yeakel IP Inn of Court in Austin, Texas.


Mr. Fagan has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the 2013-2017 editions of New England Super Lawyers.






J.D., Intellectual Property, 2007
Boston University School of Law, Boston Massachusetts
(with Honors)
B.S., Computer Science, 2004
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
B.A., Philosophy, 2004
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania



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