Taylor Gooch focuses on complex and high-stakes intellectual property and patent litigation matters. Mr. Gooch has represented clients in US district courts, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US International Trade Commission. Mr. Gooch has also counseled clients and assisted with matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes review proceedings. His cases have involved a wide array of technologies including solid state memory, telecom, computer graphics, video streaming, life science technologies, and many more. Mr. Gooch routinely represents clients ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies in the microprocessor, video, cable, and life sciences spaces.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Gooch was an associate at Keker, Van Nest and Peters, where he represented clients in commercial litigation matters, including against patent claims in district court and before the ITC. He was previously a law clerk for the Honorable Sharon Prost of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Richard Andrews of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. While attending the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Gooch worked as a public defender for the Criminal Defense Clinic, assisted clients while working in the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, and externed for the Honorable Ancer Haggerty of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

Pro Bono

Mr. Gooch also has an active pro bono practice in which he is dedicated to public service and giving back to his community. Most notably, Mr. Gooch successfully led a class action impact litigation matter, where he represented a class of inmates with mobility disabilities in the Shasta County Jail. As a result of the eventual settlement, the County was required to make significant changes to both the jail and the jail’s programming to comply with the ADA. Mr. Gooch was also part of the pro bono legal team which achieved a significant victory for United Farm Workers (UFW) and the UFW Foundation.


  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers.
  • Recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from the Disability Rights Legal Center for successfully litigating a class action disability case against a county jail.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013

      magna cum laude

      Order of the Coif

      Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

    • BS, Biology and History, University of Oregon, 2010

      Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • California

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Sharon Prost, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2014 - 2015

    • The Hon. Richard Andrews, US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2013 - 2014



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