Christie Larochelle, an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation group, focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, and trademark matters. Dr. Larochelle has represented clients in lawsuits nationwide.

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Dr. Larochelle has experience representing companies in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigation through trial. Some of her recent engagements include:

  • Representing generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in patent infringement litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
  • Represented a highly regarded healthcare consulting firm in trademark infringement litigation filed against a multinational company, including trial.*
  • Represented a top-selling pancake mix brand in trade dress litigation filed against a competing company.Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction requiring the competitor to recall all infringing product.*
  • Represented a national television network in trademark litigation filed by a local nonprofit organization regarding videos produced by a local affiliate. Successfully moved to dismiss the complaint.*
  • Represented a national beauty products retailer in design patent litigation filed against a domestic company importing infringing product from China. The case settled favorably before trial.

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Ms. Larochelle is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Larochelle was an associate in Ballard Spahr LLP’s IP Litigation group. Before entering private practice, Dr. Larochelle clerked for Judge Richard G. Andrews in the District of Delaware. Prior to attending law school, Dr. Larochelle was a tenured physics professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


While attending law school, Dr. Larochelle won first place in the New York IP Law Association’s Honorable William C. Conner Writing Competition for her article, “An Argument for Allowing Judicial Review of Inter Partes Review Institution Decisions.” Dr. Larochelle was also a member of the Villanova Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.






J.D., 2016
Villanova University School of Law
(magna cum laude)
Ph.D., Physics, 2001
University of Maine
B.S.,Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, 1995
The Johns Hopkins University


2016-2017 U.S. District Court of Delaware, Richard G. Andrews



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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