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Douglas C. Doskocil

Goodwin Procter LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Doug Doskocil is a partner in Goodwin Procter's IP Litigation Group, where he focuses on complex intellectual property matters, including patent infringement, trade secret, and software copyright cases, related to electrical systems, semiconductor fabrication, computers, communication networks and software.

Mr. Doskocil is a leader within Massachusetts’ patent law community. He currently co-chairs the litigation committee of the Boston Patent Law Association and serves as an instructor for Goodwin Procter’s in-house patent training program. Mr. Doskocil maintains an active pro bono practice, and has been recognized by KIND (Kids In Need of Defense) and Lutheran Social Services for his work on behalf of unaccompanied minors in Massachusetts.

Work For Clients

Mr. Doskocil has recently represented Applied Materials, United Technologies, Compaq and IBM in patent and other intellectual property litigation matters. Some of his representations include:

  • Applied Materials in several intellectual property cases in Asia, including patent infringement, antitrust, and criminal cases in Taiwan and Korea, and invalidity actions and related appeals in Japan
  • Vicor, which enforced its patent portfolio against competitors in the power convector industry. Mr. Doskocil led a team of Goodwin Procter attorneys and other outside counsel and obtained an unusual remedy of a $20 million attachment against one of Vicor’s competitors
  • Applied Materials in several patent infringement cases involving semiconductor fabrication equipment

Mr. Doskocil also provides advice to clients in pre-litigation matters, such infringement investigations, long-term intellectual property enforcement strategies and tactics for avoiding litigation.

Recognition

As an engineer, Mr. Doskocil received several technical achievement awards and two “Best Paper” awards at industry conferences.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Doskocil was an associate at Wolf, Greenfield and Sacks as a patent prosecutor and litigator. Before that role, Mr. Doskocil spent 11 years at Martin Marietta Automated Systems Department, formerly GE and RCA, most recently in the position of department manager of systems engineering and technology development. His responsibilities included developing and managing an entire multimillion-dollar departmental R&D program, as well as planning associated new business development activities. The R&D program included several advanced processing and software initiatives, as well as commercial ventures that were spin-offs of defense technology.

Mr. Doskocil's technical expertise includes systems architecture design, requirements synthesis, digital/analog/rf hardware design, semiconductor manufacturing, solar cell and LCD panel manufacturing, Ada/Pascal/Assembler software design and weapon systems integration and testing. This experience has been applied to ground, air and space systems for the Department of Defense, NASA and the Department of Transportation. Mr. Doskocil holds a U.S. patent in the field of diagnostics by confidence measure assessment.

Mr. Doskocil co-chairs the Litigation Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association, and is an active member of the Sigma Xi Research Society, the American Intellectual Property Association's Practice in the Far East Committee and the Association of Old Crows. He was a founding member of the Boston College Intellectual Property Inns of Court.

Mr. Doskocil leads a team of Goodwin attorneys who represent several unaccompanied minor aliens in the United States in their efforts to obtain legal residence, work that has resulted in Mr. Doskocil’s receipt of the “KIND Pro Bono Attorney of the Month” award and Goodwin’s receipt of the “LSS Leadership Award.” As part of his work in this area, Mr. Doskocil has co-presented several CLE courses to instruct attorneys on the legal framework and strategies for successfully representing unaccompanied minors.

Within his firm, Mr. Doskocil trains new and mid-level attorneys about patent invalidity strategies, claim construction proceedings and deposition skills.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Doskocil recent publications and presentations include:

  • America (re)Invents Alternatives to Patent Litigation,” IP Advisor (November 2012)
  • Court Limits Software Copyright Protection in Android Litigation,” IP Advisor (August 2012)
  • Lectures hosted by the Bureau of National Affairs and the American Bar Association regarding patent reexaminations in litigations
  • Lecture to a Chinese delegation of lawyers and judges looking for advice on structuring a patent law system
  • Lecture on new Taiwan patent laws for the American Intellectual Property Association
  • Presentation on patent alternative dispute resolution for the Boston Patent Law Association
  • Numerous technical papers published by IEEE, DoD and various technical publications on systems engineering methodology and weapon system design, diagnostics and maintenance

In addition, Mr. Doskocil serves as a guest lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he has taught students in the Professional Leadership Program and Lally School of Management in such diverse areas as systems engineering, structured decision making, risk management and patent law. He has also lectured at the Franklin Pierce Law Center on alternative dispute resolution for intellectual property disputes.

Publications

Court Limits Software Copyright Protection in Android Litigation
August 14, 2012

News

Doug Doskocil Named KIND Attorney of the Month for Pro Bono Work
July 23, 2012

Practices

Education

M.S.E.L., 1999
Vermont Law School

J.D., 1991
Suffolk University School of Law

M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986
Tufts University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1983
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Admissions
Bar

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court of New Hampshire

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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