Goutam Patnaik is a partner in and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. He also is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Patnaik concentrates his practice on intellectual property and commercial matters, including patent, trademark and copyright disputes.
Mr. Patnaik has experience with Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as district court litigation. He is currently teaching ITC Policy and Procedure as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law and is a member of the executive committee of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association. He has litigated matters involving a variety of industries and technologies, including audio processing, integrated circuit design, digital imaging, sucralose manufacturing, NOR and NAND flash memory devices, online medical monitoring systems, interactive online lottery products and wireless technology. His transactional experience includes negotiating and drafting licensing agreements for the development, use and maintenance of software applications in the banking and insurance industries, as well as patent licenses and other IP-related agreements.
Mr. Patnaik’s pro bono activities include Supreme Court briefing on behalf of a disabled Oregon child and his family, who sought reimbursement for private special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and representation of a death row inmate in Texas in his federal habeas proceedings.
Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Patnaik was a partner with Bingham McCutchen in Washington, D.C.