Doug J. Kline

USA: Massachusetts

Goodwin Procter
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109, USA

Tel: 617.570.1209
Fax: 617.570.1000

Email: moc.retcorpniwdoog@enilkd

Doug Kline chairs Goodwin Procter’s IP Litigation Group. A senior partner of the firm, Mr. Kline has more than 20 years of experience representing technology and life science companies involved in intellectual property litigation and other high stakes cases. His practice focuses on patent litigation. He has served as lead trial counsel in intellectual property cases throughout the United States and he has tried numerous cases to verdicts. In addition, he has represented clients in reexamination proceedings, both ex parte and inter partes, and argued before the Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeal Boards.

Mr. Kline has argued frequently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and has briefed or argued cases in other courts of appeal, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration and other private alternative dispute resolution processes. He regularly advises companies, investors and underwriters on IP issues and infringement risks related to enterprise transactions and works with clients to coordinate global patent enforcement and defense strategies.

One of the nation’s leading IP Litigators, Mr. Kline has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA and Super Lawyers every year since 2004. He has been named one of Boston’s top 100 attorneys. In addition, his expertise has been cited by publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe. He has served on Goodwin Procter’s Executive Committee.

In a high-stakes patent dispute, the fighting advantage goes to the side with the most litigation experience. We’re ranked by IP Law and Business as having one of the nation’s most active patent litigation practices. From the boardroom to the courtroom, Goodwin Procter’s 150 IP attorneys and scientists are dedicated to actively protecting client assets.

Clients rely on us to secure preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings, advantageous settlements and appellate relief. We routinely work with clients to take cases from pre-suit investigations through discovery proceedings and trials. Our attorneys provide counsel on infringement, validity and patentability issues, and when necessary, litigate patents in federal district courts throughout the country. We also have substantial experience before the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

In patent litigation, clients need a team of lawyers with a unique range of expertise and experience. Collectively, our group holds more than 50 advanced degrees, including PhDs in fields such as chemistry, biology, mathematics, electrical engineering and medicine. A number of attorneys joined the firm after successful careers as scientists, engineers or as in-house counsel at some of the world’s largest corporations. Some attorneys are former patent examiners with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and several hold U.S. patents. Almost half of our IP attorneys are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

We’re known for communicating complex technological concepts to judges and juries in a clear and compelling manner. With several former clerks from the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, we’re familiar with the practices and preferences of these courts. We work in some of the most active jurisdictions in the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, Eastern District of Virginia, Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and the Southern District of California.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a national law firm with a growing international presence. With offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., we work closely with clients to advance business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our corporate headquarters are in Boston, where the firm was originally founded in 1912.

Helping our clients navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world

Goodwin Procter is dedicated to helping clients manage risk, maximize opportunities and move their business forward. Our attorneys are nimble, creative and pragmatic, working tenaciously to protect and promote our clients’ interests in the United States and around the world.

At Goodwin Procter, you’ll find a collective determination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re business-oriented lawyers equally comfortable in the boardroom and the courtroom. While we handle some of the largest cases on record, we also work with individuals and investors leading the way in new technologies and markets.

We advise multinational companies on public/private enterprises and help emerging companies grow. From critical regulatory and compliance matters to deals, transactions, and high-stakes litigation, we’re prepared to do what it takes to defend and protect our clients’ interests.
Within the firm, we encourage collaboration across practices, industry teams and geographies, ensuring the most integrated, solutions-oriented results for our clients. Efficiency and effectiveness are the highest priority for us, and we continue to look for ways to partner with clients in identifying new strategies, new approaches and different ways of working together to optimize results.

Goodwin Procter’s culture fosters an open, inclusive and collegial atmosphere. We’re a cohesive group of people from different backgrounds, working together on challenging deals and complex cases. With 850 attorneys across eight offices in the U.S., Asia and Europe, we’re proud of our commitment to excellence, the interesting matters we handle and the impressive clients we serve.

Douglas Kline is a well-regarded patent litigator who has represented a variety of clients in the hi-tech industry.
Chambers USA, 2014