Lawrence K. Kolodney

Principal | Boston | 617-521-7002 |

Lawrence Kolodney is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. His practice emphasizes intellectual property litigation and counseling, and patent prosecution. Mr. Kolodney has a particular interest in Internet law and technologies.


  • Massachusetts 1990
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 1999
  • The Honorable Benjamin Kaplan, Retired Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recalled to Massachusetts Appeals Court, 1990 - 1991
  • The Honorable Nancy Gertner, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1994 - 1996
Memberships and Affiliations
  • Graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocacy Intensive Trial Skills Program (1999).
  • Co-instructor for Patent Litigation Workshop at Harvard Law School, Spring 2013, with Bob Hillman and Frank Porcelli of the Boston Office.
  • Adjunct faculty member at Suffolk law school co-teaching "Patent Law" with Robert Hillman (2001-2002).


Selected Speeches and Publications
  • Presented "Business Method Patents: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" as panelist at Massachusetts Software Council "Hot Topics" Program (1999).
Awards and Honors
  • Selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Litigation - Intellectual Property and Litigation - Patent (since 2013).
  • Recognized as a 2013 Top Rated - AV® PreeminentTM Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law.
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Massachusetts, Intellectual Property 2004 and 2013. Listed in Best Lawyers for Litigation, Intellectual Property and Litigation, Patent (2012).
  • Named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Political Asylum and Immigration Representation Project (2004).
  • Named as one of Boston's "Forty Under Forty" by the Boston Business Journal (October, 2002).
  • SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987
    Electrical Engineering
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987
    Electrical Engineering
  • JD, Harvard Law School 1990
    cum laude

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