Robert Goldman Named Leading IP Litigator

In The News
April 7, 2011
Robert J. Goldman

Ropes & Gray IP litigation partner Robert Goldman has been named one of California’s leading IP litigators for the fourth consecutive year. The Daily Journal, a leading legal newspaper, honored Mr. Goldman in its April 7 issue.

The newspaper highlighted Mr. Goldman’s successful representation of Purdue Pharma in a series of patent infringement lawsuits. From 1999 to 2009, the manufacturer of OxyContin prevailed in a preliminary injunction motion against one patent infringer, in two district court trials against four other infringers and  twice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Four other groups of defendants have settled infringement actions with Purdue. Mr. Goldman and his colleagues have also advised Purdue in connection with their successful defense of their patent rights in Canada, the U.K. and other foreign jurisdictions.  A team led by Mr. Goldman is currently representing Purdue in patent infringement actions relating to Purdue’s 2010 reformulation of OxyContin.

The Daily Journal also noted Mr. Goldman’s representation of Advanced Micro Devices in two patent infringement cases, and Google and YouTube in another.

Ropes & Gray, a leading global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and professionals, has been recognized as having one of the world’s leading IP litigation groups. With an IP team of more than 200 lawyers, 40 patent agents and technical advisors, and 60 paralegals, Ropes & Gray advises industry innovators on their most challenging issues, anywhere in the world.

The firm received Chambers USA’s 2010 “Award for Excellence” as the leading practice in the United States for intellectual property, and The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers has named five Ropes & Gray partners to its distinguished list for 2010. Two other surveys by Managing IP and Asia IP recently ranked Ropes & Gray’s IP practices among the best in the world. The firm was also ranked in the first tier nationally for intellectual property in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey released in September 2010.


Robert J. Goldman
Robert J. Goldman
Retired Partner