Andrew McDonough is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its IP Litigation practice. He joined Goodwin in 2018 and represents life sciences and technology companies in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation and licensing disputes. He has particular experience in ANDA cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act and disputes involving use of confidential know-how.

In addition, Mr. McDonough has an active pro bono practice, having represented clients in immigration, housing, and civil rights cases before the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and other state and federal tribunals.

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Mr. McDonough has served clients in matters involving a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceutical sciences, genetically modified crops, and light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturing. His experience includes working on a range of intellectual property matters, such as Hatch-Waxman or ANDA litigation, other district court patent litigation, and appeals before the Federal Circuit. Mr. McDonough has been involved in all phases of patent litigation, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal.

Mr. McDonough’s recent experience and engagements include:

  • Co-authored successful motion to strike untimely patent infringement theory in federal District of Delaware ANDA litigation.
  • Representing generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in patent infringement litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
  • Representing a foreign governmental entity in an appeal before the Federal Circuit which involves infringement of a patent on methods of genetically modifying crops.
  • Representing multinational lighting manufacturer in patent infringement litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • Represented Harvard University in suits in federal and state court alleging violations of Title IX and the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act.
  • Co-authored briefs on behalf of an indigent tenant whose eviction and dispossession was held to be “not consonant with principles of due process.” See Glendale Associates, LP v. Harris, 148 N.E. 3d 1226, 97 Mass. App. Ct. 454 (2020).
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Mr. McDonough is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.


While attending law school, Mr. McDonough was an articles editor of the Cornell Law Review.






J.D., 2017

(magna cum laude)
M.A., 2013
Boston University
B.A., 2011
Boston University
(magna cum laude)


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Honorable Janis Graham Jack





U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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