Kenneth M. Goldman
Tel: 415.633.4394

Massey & Gail LLP
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Kenneth M. Goldman

Kenneth M. Goldman has over twenty-five years of major law firm, in-house, and other legal experience.

Mr. Goldman was an associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco (moved with the Irell & Manella patent group in 1991) for three years, focusing on patent prosecution in chemistry, life sciences and the biotechnology industry, and also patent litigation. Since leaving Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Goldman has worked over twenty years in-house at life science and biotech corporations large and small, handling all intellectual property issues for companies such as Chiron, Cell Genesys, Dynavax, Schering-Plough and Novartis AG. He has worked on numerous patent litigations including multijurisdictional litigation that involved both global alignment and strategic work on individual matters in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Italy. He is currently IP Counsel for Cthulhu Ventures, LLC.

Mr. Goldman graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1981 with an A.B. in Chemistry and Physics, received an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985, and graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1988, Order of the Coif. After law school, he clerked for Judge Milton I. Shadur in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is admitted to the California Bar and to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


  • Boalt Hall School of Law (University of California, Berkeley), J.D., Order of the Coif, 1988
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.S., Chemistry, 1985
  • Harvard University, A.B., Chemistry and Physics, summa cum laude, 1981


  • The Honorable Milton I. Shadur, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Awards, Honors, and Publications

  • National Merit Scholarship (Harvard University)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Harvard University)
  • Exxon Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Procter and Gamble Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley)

Representative Matters

  • Supervised and coordinated related patent infringement suits in six countries, helped negotiate a favorable global settlement of same.
  • Performed due diligence for client related to acquisitions of two biotechnology companies, then assisted in sale of its clinical diagnostics business.
  • Performed extensive risk analysis of market exclusivity and freedom-to-operate for client’s large pharmaceutical portfolio.