Frederick Rein is currently Of Counsel at Goodwin and previously a Partner at the firm. He is an attorney licensed in New York and California as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 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. Prior to joining Goodwin to help start its Intellectual Property Litigation group in New York, Mr. Rein was a Partner at a leading IP law firm.





For much of his career, Mr. Rein has focused on patent litigation in the life sciences space, including work on the following cases: In the Matter of Certain Diltiazem Hydrochloride and Diltiazem Preparations, Investigation No. 337-TA-349 (U.S. International Trade Commission 1995); Evans Medical Ltd. v. American Cyanamid Co., 11 F.Supp.2d 338 (S.D.N.Y. 1998); In Re Cambridge Biotech Corporation, 186 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 1999); Schering Corp. v. Geneva Pharmaceuticals, 339 F. 3d 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2003); ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Geneva Pharmaceuticals Technology Corp., 272 F.Supp.2d 1028 (C.D. Ca. 2003); Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 288 F.Supp.2d 562 (S.D.N.Y. 2003); and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 217 F.Supp.3d 782 (D. Del. 2016). Moreover, Mr. Rein is not just a patent litigator but also a counselor who has provided strategic advice for many years in the field of intellectual property law.


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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