James G. Goggin

James G. Goggin: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Senior Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP (131 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • James G. Goggin has over 25 years of experience litigating nationwide in the intellectual property area, including trademark, broadcast licensing fee agreements, copyright infringements, trade secrets and patent litigation. Jim represents a variety of parties in patent litigation across the country. Jim 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. 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, and Sabre Yacht Corporation.
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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.

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under
Litigation: General Commercial
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2014 Portland, Maine Litigation - Patent
Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Litigation - Intellectual Property,
Litigation - Patent
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation
Recognized as a 2018 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group
Named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (2015-2017)
Named a Local Litigation Star for Intellectual Property by Benchmark Litigation
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2016-2017)

Highlights

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.
Recognized as a 2018 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group.
Recognized as Katahdin Counsel in 2017.

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.

News

May 17, 2018
Verrill Dana Attorney James Goggin Recognized for Superior Client Service
Press Releases
James G. Goggin

July 27, 2017
Lawyer Up: Check Out These Excellent Legal Brewing Podcasts from the Attorneys at Verrill Dana
Media Mentions
Tawny L. Alvarez, Charles P. Bacall, Douglas F. Britton, Debra R. Cardinali, James I. Cohen, Kelly A. Donahue, Jonathan M. Dunitz, James G. Goggin, William C. Knowles, Jay Nutting, Kevin J. O’Connell, Michael V. Saxl

June 6, 2017
Verrill Dana Attorneys Recognized as IP Stars for Third Consecutive Year
Press Releases
James G. Goggin, Timothy R. Shannon

November 8, 2016
Verrill Dana Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service
Press Releases
Tawny L. Alvarez, Heidi A. Bean, Seth S. Coburn, Jonathan M. Dunitz, James G. Goggin, Nora R. Healy, Rita S. Heimes, Christopher S. Lockman, Marie J. Mueller, Stephen B. Segal, Spencer R. Thibodeau, Mathew J. Todaro, John W. Van Lonkhuyzen

June 2, 2016
Verrill Dana Attorneys Once Again Recognized as IP Stars
Press Releases
James G. Goggin, Timothy R. Shannon

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, 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, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier

April 3, 2013
Verrill Dana Attorney Authors Chapter for Newly-Released Book on Protecting Trademarks
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James G. Goggin

November 26, 2012
Brunswick Restaurant’s Name Ensares it in Legal Battle
Media Mentions
James G. Goggin

June 7, 2012
Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, 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, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, 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
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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

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Litigation & Trial
  • Fashion & Design Law
  • Health Technology
  • Maritime
  • Professional Liability
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries & Wineries
  • Business & Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4602  Phone
(207) 253-4603  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/jgoggin
University Attended:
Georgetown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975
Law School Attended:
Stanford University, J.D., 1979
Year of First admission:
1979
Admission:
1983, U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit); 2003, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont; 2004, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; 1979, Maine Supreme Judicial Court; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; 2003, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah; 1979, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court; 1995, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois; 1979, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Intellectual Property Law Association

ISLN:
907040406

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