Jordana Goodman

Jordana Goodman


J.D. – Boston University School of Law
B.S. – Brandeis University
M.S. in Chemical Engineering – Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Jordana Goodman (’15) returns to Boston University School of Law as the visiting clinical assistant professor of the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. She supervises BU Law students offering pro bono legal guidance to BU and MIT students on topics affecting their research and innovation.

Her research focuses on gender and race equity issues in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (“STEM”), concentrating on intellectual property ownership and recognition as advancement tools for systemically underrepresented people in STEM fields.

Before joining the clinic, Jordana worked as a patent prosecutor at Danielson Legal LLC, where she composed patent applications, PCTs, and office action responses for technologies related to medication, batteries, molecules, filtration devices, mechanical devices, computer systems, software, and computer hardware. She was also an adjunct legal research and writing professor at New England Law.

Jordana was a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar and graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law with honors in Intellectual Property Law in 2015. She received her B.S. magna cum laude in Chemistry and Anthropology from Brandeis University in 2012 and her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2020. She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and admitted to practice in Massachusetts.


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  • Jordana Goodman, Sy-STEM-ic Bias: An Exploration of Gender and Race Representation on University Patents 87 Brooklyn Law Review (2022)
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  • Jordana Goodman, Who Benefits?: How the AIA Hurt Deceptively Non-Joined Inventors 50 Hofstra Law Review (2022)
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  • Jordana Goodman, Homography of Inventorship: DABUS and Valuing Inventors 20 Duke Law and Technology Review (2022)
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  • Jordana Goodman, Patenting Frankenstein's Monster: Exploring the Patentability of Artificial Organ Systems and Methodologies 15 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (2017)
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  • Jordana Goodman, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l 21 Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law (2015)
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In the Media

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  • Science May 12, 2022

    Addressing Patent Gender Disparities

    Jordana Goodman pens a letter.
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  • Ipse Dixit May 10, 2022

    Jordana Goodman on Authorship Credit and The Gender Gap

    Jordana Goodman is interviewed.
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  • Bloomberg Law May 6, 2022

    Young Female Attorneys Lacking Fair Credit for Work Suffer Later

    Jordi Goodman's research is referenced and is quoted.
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