Nolan M. Goldberg is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Patent Law Group. As an intellectual property litigator, his practice focuses on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation and counseling.
Nolan's work has included patent and trade secret litigations and negotiations concerning optical cross-connects; voice-over Internet protocol ("VoIP"); bar code scanners; computer networking; financial business methods and software, including securities settlement, fail management and trade execution and reporting software; data storage; handheld computers; least-cost routing; pharmaceuticals; cardiac electro-stimulatory devices and prosthetics. Nolan also has experience prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in encryption, CMOS, HDTV, virtual private networks ("VPN"), e-commerce, XML/XSL, financial instruments, semiconductor electronics, medical device technology, inventory control and analysis, cellular communications, Check 21 and business methods. Nolan also has conducted numerous freedom-to-operate searches, written opinions, and counseled clients in the areas of bar code scanners, imaging, book publishing, computer networking, business methods, Power Over Ethernet ("PoE"), and digital content distribution. He has assisted in evaluating patents for inclusion in patent pools involving large consumer electronics and entertainment companies concerning CD and DVD technology.
As a founding member of the Litigation Department’s Electronic Discovery Task Force, Nolan is often called upon to develop e-discovery strategies to be used in all types of litigations, with a particular focus on selecting appropriate tools, developing proportionate discovery plans, cross border electronic discovery, managing the overall burden and cost of the electronic discovery process, and obtaining often overlooked electronic evidence, including computer forensics. Nolan also assists clients to develop and implement information management programs to reduce expense and risk, meet compliance obligations, and tame e-discovery burdens.
Through active participation in industry events, such as Interop, the CloudLaw Summit (London), Cloud Connect, Enterprise 2.0, O’Reilly’s Strata, and the Computer Security Institute’s (CSI’s) Annual and SX conferences, Nolan stays on the cutting edge of key developments in IP and technology, such as those raised by emerging cloud computing, borderless computing, and Big Data technologies, leverages relationships in these networks on behalf of our clients, and provides a variety of value-added service. Nolan has authored numerous articles and given numerous presentations on emerging issues and trends in both technology and law, and has often been called upon to comment on various media outlets including Business Week, IPlaw360, IT Business Edge, CIO.com, Forbes, and The National Law Journal.
Nolan is also the primary author of the e-discovery section of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s model economical litigation agreement, colloquially known as the “Litigation Prenup.”
Prior to practicing law, Nolan was a computer specialist at Underwriters Laboratories (UL).