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Brett Schuman is the chair of the firm’s San Francisco office and the former head of the Litigation Department for Goodwin’s California offices. He is a partner in the firm’s IP Litigation group, focusing his practice on patent and other IP litigation in federal and state courts around the country.

Mr. Schuman’s patent litigation practice comprises patent cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants across various industries. He serves as lead partner and lead trial counsel in patent infringement litigation matters involving mobile phone technology, broadband communications technology, semiconductor fabrication and circuitry, wearables and pharmaceuticals. He also has handled approximately 30 IPR and CBM proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Schuman’s practice also comprises copyright and trade secret litigation, including trade secret litigation relating to employee mobility and trade secret litigation between competitors. For example, Mr. Schuman was co-lead counsel for Otto Trucking, LLC in the Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, et al., where Goodwin achieved a summary judgment victory for our Otto Trucking in late 2017. Mr. Schuman also served as co-lead counsel during the related Google v. Anthony Levandowski et al. arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Schuman also is co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis practice.


J.D., 1996 Harvard Law School (cum laude) B.A., 1993 University of Michigan

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