Lewis F. Gould, Jr. is the immediate past chairman of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, having served in that capacity from 1999-2011. He has focused his practice for more than 40 years on intellectual property law, with emphasis on domestic and international patent and trademark matters.
He advises clients on a broad spectrum of patent and related issues in a variety of technologies. He advises clients in trademark and copyright matters, including clearance, registration and litigation. He also manages patent and trademark litigation before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in federal courts, locally and nationally.
Mr. Gould was counsel for the petitioners in the Markman case, a landmark patent case in which the Supreme Court held that the Seventh Amendment does not guarantee the right to jury trial in disputes about the meaning of terms in a patent claim.
Mr. Gould was counsel to respondent in College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Education Expense Board in which the Supreme Court held unconstitutional the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act of 1992 which abrogated states' Eleventh Amendment immunity from suits brought against them for alleged violation of the Lanham Act.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Florida, Mr. Gould is a 1966 graduate of The Dickinson School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Temple University, where, since 1985, he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple University Health System. Mr. Gould is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fox Chase Cancer Center. Mr. Gould was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security, and is currently serving a three-year term as chair of the board.
- Counsel for the petitioners in the Markman case, a landmark patent case in which the Supreme Court held that the Seventh Amendment does not guarantee the right to jury trial in disputes about the meaning of terms in a patent claim.
- Counsel to respondent in College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Education Expense Board, in which the Supreme Court held unconstitutional the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act of 1992 that abrogated states' Eleventh Amendment immunity from suits brought against them for alleged violation of the Lanham Act.
- Represent pharmacy automation solutions company in a patent infringement action relating to an automated prescription vial filling system. AutoMed Technologies, Inc. v. Knapp Logistics & Automation, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 1:04-CV-1152 (N.D. Ga.)
- Counsel for Canadian clothing manufacturer in U.S. opposition proceeding where summary judgment was obtained in matter in which neither entity made use of mark in the U.S. Akt 21. v. Fame Jeans, Inc., 77 USQP2d (BNA) 1861 (TTAB2006)
- Counsel for two clients having cases in which the Supreme Court reached decisions of great significance in the Patent Law and Trademark Law.
- Responsible for patent litigation for television production equipment manufacturer.
- Responsible for U.S. and International trademark portfolio of more than two thousand trademarks for a Fortune 100 entity based in France.
- Responsible for preparation of numerous patent and trademark infringement and validity opinions for numerous U.S. and foreign clients.
- Responsible for U.S. and International trademark portfolio for U.S. manufacturer of home equipment including enforcement of trademark rights around the U.S.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- Supreme Court of Florida
- The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1966
- Temple University School of Pharmacy, B.S., 1962
- Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 1999-present
- Member of Partners Board, 2005-2016
- Chair, Intellectual Property Department, 1999-2011
- Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Partner, 1990-1999
- Steele, Gould & Fried, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Partner, 1978-1990
- Howson & Howson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Partner, 1976-1978
- Associate, 1968-1976
- Warner Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, Morris Plains, New Jersey
- Patent Attorney, 1966-1968
- International Trademark Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Editorial Board, World Intellectual Property Review
Honors and Awards
- Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
- Recipient of Robert Morris Award from the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts, 2015
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law Category, 2016 and 2017
- Recipient of the 2015 Charles Thomson Award, Harriton Association
- Recipient of the 2014 Laurel Society Award, Fox Chase Cancer Center
- Temple University $100,000 scholarship established in honor of service on Board of Trustees
- Listed as an "IP Star" in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, 2013-2016
- Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006, 2008-2016
- Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Board Member, Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security, 2012-present
- Chair, 2015-present
- Board of Trustees, Temple University, 1985-present
- Board of Trustees, Temple University Health System, Inc., 2007-present
- Board of Trustees, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 2012-present
- Board of Directors, Harriton House, 1995-present
- Board of Directors, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, 2003-2007
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
- Board Member, 1978-1988
- Chair of Board, 1983-1988
Civic and Charitable Activities
- Member, Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security, 2012-present
- Commissioner, Lower Merion Township, 1995-2015
- Member, Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2002-2008
- Member, Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 2000-2008
- Delegate, Republican National Committee, 2012
- Quoted in "Stepping Forward: University trustees become more active in wake of new challenges," Case Currents, February 2013
- Co-author, "2012 USA Yearbook," World Trademark Review, August 6, 2012
- Co-author, "Supreme Court Rules That Federally Funded Inventions Are Not Automatically Owned by Universities," Duane Morris Alert, June 8, 2011
- Co-author, "Intellectual Property Law and Employees," Bloomberg Businessweek, November 16, 2010
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overturns State Trademark Counterfeiting Law," Duane Morris Alert, October 9, 2009
- Profiled and quoted in the newsletter for "Patricia" IP management software, Q3 2009 issue
- Quoted in "One type of legal specialists holding their own: IP lawyers," Philadelphia Business Journal, March 13, 2009
- Quoted in "IP Does Not Mean Insane Profit," American Bar Association Journal, February 2009
- Co-author, "Solving an IP Practice Business Need with Patricia," Legal Tech Newsletter, January 2009
- Quoted in "India Looms As Next Possible Big Legal Market for Firms," The Legal Intelligencer, September 3, 2008
- Co-Author, "Silhouette Case Shades Parallel Importation Rules in Europe," The Legal Intelligencer, April 1, 1999
Selected Speaking Engagements
- Panelist, "Is Higher Education on a Collision Course?", American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) ATHENA Roundtable: American Higher Education: Working Hard or Hardly Working?, Washington, D.C., November 9, 2012
- Speaker, What's The Case Worth?" PBI's Third Annual IP Institute, March 5-6, 2009
- Speaker, "Patent Law for Non-Patent Lawyers & Business professionals," Law Seminar International Program, February 2005
- Panelist, "Electronic Filing of Trademark Applications and Related Documents," program sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 3, 2002
- Seminar for faculty of the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, on trademarks, copyrights, licensing and technology transfer, Hershey, Pennsylvania, June 3-4, 1999