Fred Rein is a globally-minded, tech-focused attorney who is licensed in New York and California as well as registered before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He is currently Of Counsel and was previously a partner at the firm as well as at Kenyon & Kenyon. Earlier in his career, he clerked in the US District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Rein is Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Israel Committee and also serves on the Foreign & Comparative Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association.





Mr. Rein has focused on law and technology since 1990 and helped establish Goodwin’s IP Litigation practice in New York in 2001. In view of his scientific background, he has handled numerous patent cases in the life sciences space over the years. See, e.g., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 217 F.Supp.3d 782 (D. Del. 2016) (Judgment of non-infringement based, in part, on Mr. Rein’s examination of the parties’ expert witnesses at trial, leading the court to conclude that “At bar, [Teva’s expert’s] testimony is more credible and consistent.”). Based on his long-time experience in Hatch-Waxman litigation, Mr. Rein served as the U.S. Case Reports editor of the Journal of Generic Medicines for over a decade. 


Mr. Rein was twice honored as a recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award and has also been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for his work with respect to its Summer Associate Research Program.

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Boston College Law School
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New York University
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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