Goutam Patnaik

Goutam Patnaik

Desmarais LLP

Recognized since 2023

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Patent Law

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Goutam “Gooch” Patnaik is a partner of Desmarais LLP, where his practice focuses on representing innovators in their most challenging intellectual property and commercial matters, with a particular emphasis on patent and trademark disputes. He has particularly deep experience with Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and litigation in key patent venues such as the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has litigated matters involving a variety of industries and technologies, including intraoral digital scanner technology, digital audio processing, integrated circuit design, sucralose manufacturing, online medical monitoring systems, interactive online lottery products, and wireless technology. Mr. Patnaik also handles transactional IP work, negotiating and drafting licensing agreements for the development, use, and maintenance of software applications in the banking and insurance industries, as well as patent licenses and other IP-related agreements. He has taught ITC Policy and Procedure as an adjunct professor at Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University since 2013 and is a member of the executive committee of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, including serving as its President for the 2019-2020 term.

Professional Memberships

Federal Circuit Advisory Council; Sedona Working Group 10 - Patent Litigation Best Practices; International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (current executive committee member and former president: 2019-2020); Adjunct Professor, ITC Policy and Procedure, Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University; Board Member, College Bound, Inc.


George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D., with honors, 1998; University of Virginia, B.S., 1994

Contact & Links
  • 1899 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20006
  • George Mason University, J.D., graduated 1998

Desmarais LLP
Headquarters: New York, New York

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Patent Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law


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