Michael L. Goldman

Michael L. Goldman

Registered Patent Attorney

Rochester, NY
Phone: 585.270.2101    Fax: 585.270.2179


Named by Best Lawyers as Rochester “Lawyer of the Year” for Intellectual Property Litigation (2020).

Michael L. Goldman is a partner and registered patent attorney in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Goldman focuses his practice on patent and trademark work and is experienced in all aspects of litigation for patent, trademark, trade dress and trade secret cases, as well as patent and trademark prosecution, agreements and client counseling.

Mr. Goldman has extensive experience handling biotechnology patent matters and represents corporate, academic and other institutional clients on patent prosecution, patent interferences, licenses and other agreements, and opinions. He prosecutes patent applications on a variety of pharmaceutical and biotechnology matters. His patent work in these industries has included DNA diagnostics, immunoassays, allergy medications, inhibitors of fibroproliferative disorders, vaccines, genomics, DNA molecules from pathogens of human and plants, transgenic plants, and cell separation. Additionally, he advises clients in these industries on licenses, material transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements and other contracts.

Mr. Goldman is actively involved in patent litigation in federal district courts throughout the country and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His litigation work has involved chemical processing, biomagnetic separation, structures for building fabrication, medical devices, protein purification, and recombinant DNA technology.

He has authored numerous articles and spoken to organizations such as the Franklin Pierce Law Center on patent law topics, including the strategic use of reexamination and reissue in conjunction with patent litigation.

Before joining Pepper, Mr. Goldman was a member of another national law firm. Before entering private practice, he served as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as a chemical engineer for the Gulf Oil Corporation and the Bendix Corporation.


  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, State of New York


  • Hon. Jack R. Miller: U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, New York, NY

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