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Robert D. Carroll

Robert D. Carroll

Goodwin Procter LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Rob Carroll is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation groups. He has experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, appellate practice, and intellectual property litigation and counseling, including patent, copyright, trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters. Mr. Carroll joined Goodwin Procter in 2005.


Mr. Carroll is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations. He has provided pro bono legal services for asylum applicants from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.


Mr. Carroll served as a faculty member in the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) national Patent Litigation seminars in 2010 and 2011 in which he presented on “Recent Developments in Patent Law and Their Impact on Patent Litigation.” He also taught the PLI patent litigation briefing “Therasense: Reshaping the Inequitable Conduct Doctrine” in 2011. He is the co-author of “10 Simple Steps to Ensure Software Licensing Compliance,” IP Law 360 (2008) and “Electronic Trespass Requires Physical, Not Economic, Injury,” MediaLawLetter (2003), and author of “Connecticut Retrenches: A Proposal To Save the Affordable Housing Appeals Procedure,” 110 Yale L.J. 1247 (2001). From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Carroll edited revisions to Copyright Law: A Practitioner’s Guide (PLI 2001).


Before joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Carroll was a litigation associate at the New York office of an international law firm. Before that, he served as a law clerk for then-Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Mr. Carroll is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.


While in law school, Mr. Carroll served as Book & Case Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal and as an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.


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