John Goetz is a Principal of Fish & Richardson in the firm’s New York City office. His practice emphasizes all aspects of intellectual property litigation including patent, copyright, and trade secret law. A trial lawyer who specializes in complex litigation, Mr. Goetz has tried cases in federal district courts and at the United States International Trade Commission. His recent cases include intellectual property disputes over computer software, website design, flash memory, graphics controllers, ion-exchange resins, pharmaceutical compounds, extended-release formulations, micro-electro-mechanical systems, navigation systems, hybrid-electric vehicles, and clothing designs.
Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Mr. Goetz was an officer in the United States Army and an examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. While in law school, Mr. Goetz served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Randall R. Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Named a Super Lawyers New York Rising Star for 2011.
An “Obvious” Misunderstanding: Zurko, Lee and the Death of Official Notice (Part I), 86 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 150 (Feb. 2004) (part II published at 86 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 183 (Mar. 2004)).