PRACTICE AREASPatent 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 – 2023
- 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 is a trial lawyer focusing on patent and antitrust litigation.
He has served as lead counsel in numerous complex, high-stakes, patent litigation matters, including securing a jury verdict of infringement and no invalidity against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. on patents relating to data transfer between smartphones and computers; successfully litigating patents relating to Bluetooth® wireless communication protocols against smartphone and integrated circuit manufacturers, resulting in over $40 million in royalties; and obtaining numerous favorable settlements against camera phone manufacturers on behalf of a communications hardware and software company.
Mr. Goodpastor also handles inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and was named 5th best performing attorney representing patent owners by Patexia, Inc.’s IPR Intelligence Report.
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.
He has represented clients in various industries, including telecommunications, IoT technologies, computer software and hardware, integrated circuits, internet and web services, securities and financial services, oil and gas production, health care, and medical devices.
Mr. Goodpastor formerly served as Chief Counsel for a publicly traded telecommunications company.