Samuel Sherry, a partner in Goodwin’s IP Litigation practice, represents established and developing life sciences and technology companies resolve mission critical disputes through litigation and negotiation. Mr. Sherry represents clients in a range of technological areas including pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices and communications. His experience includes litigation before trial courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission and the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Sherry also routinely performs pro bono work. His engagements have included representing the World Professional Association for Transgender Health as amicus curae before the Supreme Court in G.G. v Gloucester County School Board and the ACLU of Massachusetts as amicus curae in Commonwealth v. Wallace, in which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the constitutional right to a speedy trial.

Mr. Sherry joined Goodwin in 2012. 


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Mr. Sherry’s representative cases include:

Technology Cases

  • Representing MarketDial, Inc. in on-going trade secret and patent litigation concerning predictive analytics software.
  • Representing Cambridge Mobile Telematics in on-going patent litigation concerning automotive telematics.
  • Represented Abacus Labs, Inc. in patent litigation concerning financial records processing. 
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in patent litigation concerning high speed networking switches. 
  • Represented Adobe, Inc. in patent litigation concerning image processing technologies in Adobe Photoshop.  
  • Represented writable DVD manufacturers in patent litigation adverse to Toshiba Corp.
  • Represented LG Electronics, Inc. in an ITC investigation concerning Blu-ray technology.

Pharmaceutical Cases

  • Represented Actavis Laboratories in Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning the estradiol transdermal system, Minivelle®.
  • Represented Actavis Laboratories FL as a generic defendant in patent litigation concerning the ulcerative colitis treatment Uceris®.  
  • Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation concerning the new dosing regimen of Teva’s blockbuster Copaxone®.
  • Represented West-Ward Pharmaceuticals in Hatch-Waxman litigation related to the drug Precedex®.
  • Represented Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC and USV North America as generic defendants in patent litigation concerning the bone disorder treatment Zometa®.
  • Represented Eurohealth International SARL and West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. as generic defendants in patent litigation concerning the anesthetic Precedex®.
  • Represented Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC in patent litigation concerning its branded anesthetic portfolio (Diprivan® and Naropin®).
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Sherry was an associate in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson. Before law school, Mr. Sherry served as director of software development for Permabit, a cloud storage startup, and as a program manager for Microsoft.

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J.D., 2006
Harvard Law School
M.A., Computer Science, 1998
Wesleyan University
B.A., Computer Science and Economics, 1997
Wesleyan University





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