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Lawrence K. Kolodney

Principal

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

Lawrence 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. Mr. Kolodney’s clients know him for his responsive, analytical, and business-focused legal advice throughout their matters. He has litigated patent disputes in nearly every major patent venue across the country.

Outside of his day-to-day practice, Mr. Kolodney serves as the Chair of Fish’s pro bono program. Mr. Kolodney led the charge to formalize Fish & Richardson’s pro bono program in 2007. Over the following ten years, the firm saw a 10-fold increase in pro bono hours handled by attorneys.

Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Kolodney served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Gertner of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and to the Honorable Benjamin Kaplan of the Massachusetts Appeals Court (recalled retired Justice of Supreme Judicial Court).

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 Appeals Court, The Honorable Benjamin Kaplan (recalled retired Justice of Supreme Judicial Court), 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-taught Patent Litigation Workshop with Visiting Lecturer Frank Porcelli at Harvard Law School (2013-2016).
  • 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 a panelist at Massachusetts Software Council “Hot Topics” Program (1999).

Publications

Accolades

  • Named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals list (2016-2018).
  • 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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