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Mr. Goodwin specializes in intellectual property litigation, counseling and patent prosecution. He began his career in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has significant experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Mr. Goodwin also has significant litigation experience, having been lead trial counsel in numerous jury and bench trials throughout the country.

Mr. Goodwin's work has been acclaimed by the federal bench, his colleagues and industry. During his career, Mr. Goodwin has collected over a quarter billion dollars for his clients. Mr. Goodwin also has served as a court-appointed Special Master in patent infringement litigation, and as an expert witness in patent law.

Although patent matters have been the focus of Mr. Goodwin’s practice, he also has substantial experience in trade secret, copyright, and trademark matters.

During his over 30-year career in intellectual property, Mr. Goodwin has handled matters concerning many technologies, including computer software, microprocessor architecture and operating systems, communications (including CDMA, TDMA, FDMA, spread spectrum, complex modulation techniques), life sciences (including PCR, thermal cycling, and pulse oximetry), control systems, circuits, RF receiver front ends, secure transactions and encryption techniques, optical communications, optical disc recording and playback, magnetic storage, digital and analog signal processing, semiconductor design, fabrication and chemistry, thin film transistors, barcode scanning, radar and sonar, spectroscopy, thermal analysis, thermal printing, electrical connectors, mechanical devices, and business methods.

Mr. Goodwin is Of Counsel to the national law firm Mandelbaum Barrett PC (

Further information about Mr. Goodwin's experience, including a list of his notable representations, is available upon request.


Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating (5.0 out of 5) since 1995

  • Selected for New York Magazine’s and LAW.COM’s New York Area’s Top-Rated Lawyers, and Thompson Reuters New York Metro "Super Lawyers."

  • Contributing author of Anatomy of a Patent Case, prepared by the Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers


Mr. Goodwin has been appointed by United States District Courts as a Special Master in the following matters:

Micropatent v. Rocky Mountain Traders, Ltd. , Civil Action No. 3:96 cv 2344        (D.Conn.)

Spiel Associates, Inc. v. Gateway Bookbinding Systems, Ltd., Civil Action No. 03cv 4696 (E.D.N.Y.)


Mr. Goodwin has served as a patent law expert in GAC International, Inc. ats. Orthoarm Incorporated, Ontario Superior Court Of Justice, No. CV-08-035568 (contract matter involving U.S. patent infringement issues).


American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor

University of Maryland , College Park, MD



United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Numerous U.S. District Courts, pro hac vice

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