PRACTICE AREASIntellectual Property Litigation
Inter Partes Review
- University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1994)
- University of Texas at Austin (B.S., Chemical Engineering Honors Program, 1990)
LICENSES & ADMISSIONS
- Licensed in Texas and California
- United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits
- United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
- United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California
- Named Super Lawyer, 2016 – 2022
- Named 5th best performing attorney representing patent owners, Patexia Inc. IPR Intelligence Report
- Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
- American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
- Austin Bar Association
- Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
Mr. Goodpastor handles a variety of disputes in trial and appellate courts with an emphasis on intellectual property and antitrust litigation.
He has represented clients in various industries, including computer software and hardware, integrated circuit fabrication, internet and web services, securities and financial services, oil and gas production, telecommunications, health care, and medical devices.
Mr. Goodpastor serves as lead counsel in numerous complex, high-stakes, intellectual property matters, including representing a patent holder as plaintiff in patent litigation against numerous smartphone manufacturers; representing a communications hardware company as plaintiff in patent litigation against several integrated circuit manufacturers; and representing a communications hardware and software company as plaintiff in patent litigation against numerous camera phone manufacturers.
Mr. Goodpastor also has represented businesses and consumers as plaintiffs in direct and class action antitrust matters relating to a wide variety of anticompetitive behavior, including price fixing, bid rigging, concerted refusals to deal, customer allocation, monopolization, manipulation of standard setting organizations, and other anticompetitive restraints under the Sherman and Clayton Acts.
Mr. Goodpastor formerly served as Chief Counsel for a publicly traded telecommunications company.