Ira Levy is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Litigation Department and a member of its Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on the litigation of patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and related matters for a wide array of industries and in a variety of technical disciplines. Mr. Levy has extensive experience with disputes involving biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry; electronics, computers and telecommunications; mechanical devices; industrial and consumer products; and the Internet, new media and ecommerce.
Mr. Levy has handled numerous bench and jury trials in federal and state courts nationwide. He also has significant experience practicing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s arbitration board and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureau. In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Levy works closely with the firm’s Business Law Practice counseling clients on general corporate matters involving intellectual property and the Internet, as well as transactional due diligence.
WORK FOR CLIENTS
Mr. Levy has advised and represented numerous companies regarding intellectual property disputes, litigation and counseling,
Mr. Levy has been an active member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Association of Patent Law Firms, American Bar Association, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and the Legal Aid Society. He has also acted as pro bono counsel to the United Way of New
York City and cyberangels.org., and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Levy presently serves on the Board of Directors of Love Our Children, USA, a leading notforprofit focused on breaking the cycle of violence against children, and the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Levy is a frequent speaker and has written numerous articles on the topics of intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright laws that have appeared in The New York Law Journal and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. He also authored chapters in Commercial Damages (published by Matthew Bender & Co.) and the Wiley Intellectual Property Law Update (published by Aspen Law & Business). Mr. Levy serves as the cochair of the Practicing Law Institutes Advanced Licensing Program, and is a regular presenter at AIPLA, INTA, NYSBA and NYIPLA events. In addition, he maintains an active roster of speaking engagements on intellectual property audit, portfolio development, strategy and management, and Internet and new media matters.
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Mr. Levy is admitted to the New York State Bar, Connecticut State Bar and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Levy is listed in New York Super Lawyers (2006 – 2008), The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, Euromoney’s
Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Patent Law and The Legal 500.
J.D., 1988 Brooklyn Law School
B.S., 1985 Union College