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Lawrence K. Kolodney

Principal

Boston, MA
617-521-7002
kolodney@fr.com
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Background

Lawrence Kolodney is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson, where ​he has practiced since 1996.  Mr. Kolodney specializes in handling complex intellectual property matters, including litigation, post-grant review, due diligence and counseling work, with particular emphasis on power electronics, software and data networks.  Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Mr. Kolodney served as a law clerk to the Federal District Judge Nancy Gertner, and to Benjamin Kaplan, retired justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.  Mr. Kolodney also serves as the Chair of Fish & Richardson’s pro bono program.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School 1990
cum laude


S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987
Electrical Engineering


S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987
Electrical Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1999
  • Massachusetts 1990

Clerkships

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, The Honorable Benjamin Kaplan, 1990 - 1991

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, The Honorable Nancy Gertner, 1994 - 1996

Other Distinctions

Specialized Education and Teaching Positions

  • Graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocacy Intensive Trial Skills Program (1999).
  • Co-instructor for Patent Litigation Workshop at Harvard Law School, Spring 2013, with Bob Hillman and Frank Porcelli of the Boston Office.
  • Adjunct faculty member at Suffolk law school co-teaching "Patent Law" with Robert Hillman (2001-2002).

Presentations

  • Presented "Business Method Patents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You" as panelist at Massachusetts Software Council "Hot Topics" Program (1999).

Accolades

  • Named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals ​2016 list. 
  • Selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent (since 2013).
  • Recognized as a 2013 Top Rated – AV® PreeminentTM Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law.
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Massachusetts, Intellectual Property 2004 and 2013. Listed in Best Lawyers for Litigation, Intellectual Property and Litigation, Patent (2012).
  • Named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Political Asylum and Immigration Representation Project (2004).
  • Named as one of Boston’s "Forty Under Forty" by the Boston Business Journal (October, 2002).

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