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Neel Chatterjee

Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Goodwin

Neel Chatterjee is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. An internationally recognized technology litigator and trial lawyer, he has a proven track record of wins in hard-to-win technology cases. Chatterjee has a passion for representing entrepreneurs and disruptive technology companies, even at their earliest stages. His cases often break new ground in undefined areas of the law. A key strategist on complex litigation spanning multiple venues, he simplifies extremely complex concepts to ensure that judges and juries understand the key issues in each case. Chatterjee has substantial expertise handling disputes related to patents, trade secrets, copyrights, internet law, and complex commercial technology issues.

Chatterjee has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent and Trade Secrets Law 2022. He has been selected for inclusion by The Legal 500 in 2021 and 2022. Chambers USA & Global 2021 and 2022 recognize Chatterjee in Intellectual Property: Patent. Benchmark Litigation recognizes Chatterjee as a 2021 Litigation Star in California for his work in Intellectual Property. In 2022, Chatterjee was recognized by Chambers USA for Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – California.

Chatterjee serves or has served on numerous highly influential nonprofit boards. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and the Asia Pacific Fund. He also serves on the National Advisory Committee of the National South Asian Bar Association. In addition to his board-level work, Chatterjee has served on the Magistrate Selection Committee, the Patent Local Rules Committee, and the Federal Practice Program for the Northern District of California. He is also active in the Sedona Conference Patent Litigation section. As a passionate proponent of diversity, he founded the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, one of the most successful diversity career fairs in the U.S., and Chatterjee is a regularly invited speaker on the issues of intellectual property, internet law, litigating high-profile cases, diversity and inclusion, and mentorship.

Additional Courses

The Law of Data as an Asset Short Course