Sam Stone is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology Companies group.  Mr. Stone's practice includes the strategic development, management and protection of intellectual property portfolios, as well as IP diligence in mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, sales, and investment transactions.

Mr. Stone’s portfolio development practice focuses on domestic and international patents and opinion work concerning clearance, patentability, infringement and validity. He has experience prosecuting patents on behalf of clients in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, cybersecurity, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain technology, speech recognition and processing, e-commerce, online media, advertising, computer hardware, semiconductor fabrication, integrated circuits, and electronic devices.

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Representative clients and matters include:

Patent Portfolio Development

  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to automated machine learning as part of the development of an IP portfolio for a start-up valued at over $1 billion
  • Counseled an early-stage start-up company on issues of potential patent infringement as a barrier to market entry
  • Mined a multi-national client’s patent portfolio to identify claims suitable for assertion against a competitor, and performed infringement analyses on the competitor’s products
  • Prepared technical analysis for written opinions relating to invalidity and noninfringement of a competitors’ patents on microprocessor technology


  • Represented Bain Capital Tech Opportunities as lead investor in BioCatch’s $145 million Series C round.
  • Represented Xeraya Capital in connection with its investment in a portfolio company.
  • Represented DST Global VI, LP in its investment in Root Stockholdings, Inc., a car insurance company that uses technology in smartphones to measure driving behavior to identify safe drivers.
  • Represented Carbon Black in its $2.1 billion acquisition by VMware.
  • Represented Carbon Black in its $152 million IPO.
  • Represented Credit Suisse in underwriting Everbridge Inc. in its $90 million IPO. Everbridge is a unified critical communications platform trusted by corporations and communities of all sizes.
  • Represented Bregal Sagemount I, LP in its investment in MOBI Wireless Management, LLC, a provider of subscription software and services used to manage the provisioning, contracts, devices, applications, security and costs associated with corporate mobility programs.
Professional Activities

Mr. Stone serves as a judge for the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Launch Competition. He is also a member of the Boston Patent Law Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Stone was an associate in the Electrical and Computing Technologies Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. in Boston.

During law school, Sam counseled clients of Harvard University’s Cyberlaw Clinic on matters related to digital reproduction and distribution of books, images, and archived news footage.


Mr. Stone was named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019. As a student, Mr. Stone was the recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society.






J.D., 2011
Harvard Law School
M.S., 2007
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., 2003
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



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