James G. Goggin
Firm: Verrill Dana LLP
Address: One Portland Square
Portland, ME 4112
Membership: MembershipsMaine State Bar Association Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaAmerican Intellectual Property Law Association
University: Georgetown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975, Stanford University, J.D., 1979
Admitted: 1979, Maine; 1979, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; 1979, Maine Supreme Judicial Court; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit); 1991, U.S. Supreme Court; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 2003, U.S. Distric
Biography: James G. Goggin has over 30 years of experience litigating nationwide in the intellectual property area, including trademark, broadcast licensing fee agreements, copyright infringements, trade secrets and patent litigation. Notable trial results include the dismissal of all claims against client Chamilia Jewelry on the eve of trial in a patent infringement case in Maryland, a jury verdict of willful trademark infringement for a New Hampshire high end kitchen goods store against Maytag Corporation, and a defense jury verdict in Maine for a radio station accused of trademark and copyright infringement and unfair competition. Jim also defended a carpet manufacturer against copyright infringement claims by a noted local designer and secured a jury verdict that was a small fraction of the Plaintiff's pretrial settlement demand. Jim represents a variety of parties in patent litigation across the country. He has handled patent cases in technologies as diverse as medical devices, internet browsers and applications, computer networks, radio devices and biometric payments in federal courts in Maine, Delaware, Maryland, Colorado and Texas. Jim recently handled a patent case involving an infusion system used to meter and simultaneously deliver fluids from multiple fluid sources into a patient's body through claim construction in the federal district court and up through an appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Working closely with experts to understand the technology so that it can be simply explained to a judge or jury is key to Jim's ability to favorably resolve cases for clients. In the trademark area, Jim has represented clients such as: •Gifford's Dairy •Attrezzi •Black Diamond Sportswear •Ralph Lauren's Polo Fashions •The Hinckley Yacht Company •Sabre Yacht Corporation He defended a manufacturer of high-quality wooden pens against trademark infringement accusations by a large multi-national competitor and obtained a settlement of a substantial cash payment and the right to continue using the disputed trademark. Clients in the broadcast license/copyright area include: •Twentieth Century Fox in a programming dispute with its local Fox 51 affiliate. •WABI-TV in a dispute with Time Warner Cable over the unauthorized retransmission of television programs over cable networks. His clients in the unfair competition/trade secrets area have included: •Morgan Stanley and UBS PaineWebber (financial services), •Saga Communications (broadcast) •Computer Software Associates (software). Mr. Goggin also advocates and tries cases in other substantive areas of the law. For example, for many years he has represented psychiatrists insured by the American Psychiatric Association's insurance company (and others) in administrative licensing matters and medical malpractice claims. In complex tort matters he has defended some of the country's leading product manufacturers in products liability cases and has been involved for both plaintiffs and defendants in multi-party aviation accident litigation.Jim was drawn to Maine for its coast and mountains. He sails the Maine coast each summer and has ventured with family into waters as distant as Croatia and Corsica. Recent climbs include Mt. Katahdin, Maine and Mt. Washington, New Hampshire (in winter) and Jim and eldest daughter Jennifer are currently training for a fall attempt on Mt. Rainier, Washington. HonorsAV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Litigation: General Commercial Recognized byBest Lawyers as the 2014 Portland, Maine Litigation - Patent Lawyer of the Year Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - PatentSelected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers underIntellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation Named a 2015 IP Star by Managing Intellectual PropertyNamed a Local Litigation Star for Intellectual Property by Benchmark Litigation Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2015)Publications June 2, 2014 Maine Enacts Legislation to Protect Small Businesses from Patent Trolls Alerts and Newsletters James Goggin April 3, 2013 Jim Goggin Writes Chapter for Book on Trademark Protection Published Works James Goggin May 16, 2011 Retailers Offering Wi-Fi Targeted by Recent Lawsuits Alerts and Newsletters James Goggin News November 18, 2015 Nine Verrill Dana Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Benchmark Litigation Press Releases Scott D. Anderson, Harold J. Friedman, Martha C. Gaythwaite, James G. Goggin, A. Robert Ruesch, Timothy R. Shannon, Frank J. Silvestri, Jr., Rachel M. Wertheimer, Karen Frink Wolf June 10, 2015 Verrill Dana Attorneys Recognized as IP Stars Press Releases James G. Goggin, Timothy R. Shannon December 13, 2014 Jim Goggin Quoted in Article About Fraudulent Patent Searches Media Mentions James G. Goggin November 4, 2014 Verrill Dana is Most Highly Recognized Firm in Maine in 2015 Benchmark Litigation Press Releases Scott D. Anderson, Charles P. Bacall, Harold J. Friedman, Martha C. Gaythwaite, James G. Goggin, A. Robert Ruesch, Timothy R. Shannon, Rachel M. Wertheimer, Karen Frink Wolf December 26, 2013 Decision in Favor of The Brunswick Inn Covered Extensively in Maine Press Media Mentions James G. Goggin December 19, 2013 Jury Finds in Favor of the Brunswick Inn in Trademark Claim Press Releases James G. Goggin, Sara E. Hirshon, Seth S. Coburn October 15, 2013 Two Brunswick Inns, Too Much Confusion Media Mentions James G. Goggin September 13, 2013 Verrill Dana Litigators Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2013 Edition Press Releases Charles P. Bacall, James G. Goggin, Karen Frink Wolf August 15, 2013 Six Verrill Dana Attorneys Selected as Lawyers of the Year Press Releases David S. Abramson, Charles P. Bacall, Gregory S. Fryer, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood May 29, 2013 Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners Press Releases Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Kelly B. Boden, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Charles R. Oestreicher, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier April 3, 2013 Verrill Dana Attorney Authors Chapter for Newly-Released Book on Protecting Trademarks Press Releases James G. Goggin November 26, 2012 Brunswick Restaurant's Name Ensares it in Legal Battle Media Mentions James G. Goggin June 21, 2012 Verrill Dana Announces New Maritime Practice Group Press Releases Harlan M. Doliner, Benjamin E. Ford, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Karen A. Mignone, William J. Shannon June 7, 2012 Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners Press Releases Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Kelly B. Boden, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Charles R. Oestreicher, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith December 5, 2011 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Two Verrill Dana Attorneys Press Releases James G. Goggin May 11, 2011 Six Verrill Dana Attorneys Selected for the Lawdragon 3000 Press Releases Juliet T. Browne, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins November 24, 2010 Verrill Dana Attorneys James Goggin and Jamie Kilbreth named Local Litigation Stars by Benchmark Litigation Press Releases James G. Goggin September 3, 2011 James Goggin and Client, JewelPops, Inc, Featured in JCK Magazine Article Media Mentions James G. Goggin July 2, 2010 Verrill Dana Partner James Goggin Represents The American Society of Composers and Publishers Press Releases James G. Goggin Experience Artel, Inc. The best medicine begins with the best ideas. Verrill Dana helps Artel in obtaining patents and trademarks for their medical innovations. Attrezzi, LLC: Trademark Infringement Our litigation team secured an important victory for a regional retailer of household and kitchen goods against an international manufacturer of kitchen appliances which had adopted our client's name and trademark for a new product line. Chamilia, LLC Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but it can also be patent and trademark infringement. Chamilia counts on Verrill Dana to protect its most valuable asset: its intellectual property. Copyright Infringement: Artists' Rights We represented a client in a copyright infringement lawsuit against a local music venue for failure to pay licensing royalties to allow performers to play copyrighted songs Copyright Infringement: Unauthorized Retransmission We represented CBS affiliated client WABI -TV station in a copyright infringement case against Time Warner Cable in USDC in Maine alleging 137 counts of infringement based upon unauthorized retransmission over cable network of television programs. Gifford's Dairy: Trademark Infringement We represented a long time Maine family ice cream manufacturer in a trademark infringement case against a Maryland ice cream manufacturer in US District Court. Inventor Representation We settled a claim on behalf of an inventor against former attorneys for failure to secure patent right in the sale of the client's biometric payment business to competitor. James Goggin - IP Litigation Case List A list of representative intellectual property litigation cases handled by James Goggin. Patent Infringement: Internet Browsers and Applications We successfully achieved the dismissal of our client Argosy Publications from a patent infringement suit where the plaintiff was asserting a claim based upon a patent it used to win an $800 million dollar judgment against Microsoft in a previous litigation. Patent Infringement: Medical Device We represent a German inventor against a large United States manufacturer of medical infusion devices. Trackage Rights Dispute Our attorneys provided representation for Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway in a dispute over trackage rights to 1, 700 feet of track adjacent to a paper mill in Madawaska, ME. Trademark Dispute: Tao Restaurant Tao Restaurant, a quiet neighborhood restaurant run by a mother and daughter, was on the receiving end of a complaint brought against them by TAO Licensing, owner of a chain of nightclubs with locations in New York and Las Vegas, claiming that the restaurant was trading on the notoriety and success of the nightclubs and that consumers would be confused into believing that the restaurant and nightclubs were related. In this David vs. Goliath dispute, the owners of Tao Restaurant turned to Verrill Dana's Jim Goggin to protect their business. Trademark Infringement: The Brunswick Inn Verrill Dana helped The Brunswick Inn protect its trademark when a new hotel opened with a confusingly similar name.