Robert Frederickson III


Recognized since 2023

Boston, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Litigation - Patent

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Robert Frederickson, a partner in Goodwin’s IP Litigation practice and co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Disputes Sector, represents life sciences, technology and financial services companies in intellectual property litigation and complex commercial arbitrations. Mr. Frederickson is an experienced, first chair trial attorney, having tried numerous cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators across the country. Mr. Frederickson also regularly advises life sciences, biotechnology, and technology companies on intellectual property matters outside of litigation. In this capacity, Mr. Frederickson advises life sciences and biotechnology companies faced with potential and actual IP disputes with partners, collaborators, suppliers, and vendors.

Mr. Frederickson has broad experience representing a wide variety of companies — ranging from established hardware and software companies that built the Internet, to emerging technology companies seeking to disrupt market incumbents, and from innovators of new classes of drugs, to generic pharmaceutical companies seeking to bring affordable medication to the public. Mr. Frederickson also regularly works with Goodwin’s market-leading financial services practice to advise banks and financial services companies in IP matters and litigation, including as a member of the firm’s Fintech practice.

Mr. Frederickson has been recognized as a “Key Lawyer” for patent litigation by The Legal 500. Mr. Frederickson was recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List 2021 and 2022. Mr. Frederickson also has been named a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers magazine each year from 2013–2021, an award given to no more than 2.5% of eligible attorneys.


  • 100 Northern Avenue
    Boston, MA 02210


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., graduated 2007
  • George Washington University, B.S., Economics, graduated 2004
  • George Washington University, B.A., Computer Science, graduated 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, Admitted

Boston, Massachusetts

159 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

109 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Patent

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property


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