Kevin A. Goldman



Kevin Goldman is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2011.


Mr. Goldman's practice focuses on intellectual property matters. He has represented companies in patent disputes involving a diverse array of technologies, including wireless communications, radio frequency identification (RFID), web commerce and database systems, user interfaces, medical devices, textiles, spread spectrum technology, network visualization and power management. He has also represented clients in copyright, trademark, contract, class action, inverse condemnation and products liability matters. Mr. Goldman has litigated cases in various jurisdictions across the United States and before the US International Trade Commission. His practice has encompassed all facets of litigation, including discovery, settlement, alternative dispute resolution, summary judgment, trials and appeals, and his appellate experience includes oral argument before both state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Goldman clerked with the Honorable William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While in law school, he served as a research assistant for Professor R. Polk Wagner, focusing on the areas of patent portfolios, claim construction, software regulation and fair use. Mr. Goldman served as a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional law fellow, and co-captain of the National Moot Court Team. Mr. Goldman graduated magna cum laude, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.


  • Co-authored with Gideon Parchomovsky, “Fair Use Harbors,” 93 VA. L. REV. 1483 (2007)
  • Co-authored with Christopher Dean and Robert Fay, “A Fine Bourdeau: The Issue of Authority in ITC Decisions Concerning Gray Market Goods,” 22 337 REPORTER 9 (2006)
  • “Limited Times: Rethinking the Bounds of Copyright Protection,” 154 U. PA. L. REV. 705 (2006)

Honors & Awards

Mr. Goldman was recognized as 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star."

Publications & News


May 10, 2017

WilmerHale Prevails in $2B Patent Case on Behalf of Intel

The six-day jury trial held in the US District Court of Delaware before Judge Richard Andrews resulted in a finding of no infringement on all eight asserted claims.

April 30, 2015

High Court Will Need To Resolve Circuit Split In Fair Use

An article by Andrea Weiss Jeffries and Kevin Goldman published in the April 30, 2015 edition of Law360.

January 23, 2014

Intel Corporation and Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Succeed at the Federal Circuit

Last week, WilmerHale won two appeals at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit–one for client Somaxon Pharmaceuticals and one for client Intel Corporation.


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JD, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006, Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Order of the Coif

BA, English, Minor in Linguistics, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1999

Bar Admissions




The Hon. William C. Bryson, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2006 - 2007

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