Sam Stone, an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology Companies group, specializes in intellectual property transactions and strategies for technology clients.

Mr. Stone's practice includes the strategic development, management and protection of intellectual property portfolios, as well as technology and intellectual property 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 computer software, computer hardware, semiconductor fabrication, integrated circuits, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), speech recognition and processing, and electronic devices.

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Recent representative matters include:

  • 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
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to MEMS as part of the development of an IP portfolio for a start-up
  • Drafted patent applications and counseled technology licensing offices for universities
  • Prepared technical analysis for written opinions relating to invalidity and noninfringement of a competitors’ patents on microprocessor technology
Professional Activities

Mr. Stone is a member of the Boston Patent Law Association. He has also served as a mentor for the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.

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 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



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
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