Sandra J. Badin

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  • Harvard Law School (JD)
  • Columbia University (MPhil)
  • York University (MA)
  • University of Toronto (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Sandra Badin focuses her patent practice on appeals before the Federal Circuit and high-priority motions in the federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.  She has represented clients in many different technology fields with patents covering radio frequency transceivers, graphics processing units, LCD displays, medical records processing systems, electronic point-of-sale systems, high-density plasma cutting torches, dental materials and processes, specialty fabrics, and financial and business methods.  Sandra crafts winning appellate briefs and dispositive motions by translating complex technical information into simple, clear prose lay readers can understand, and by presenting difficult, fact-intensive arguments cogently and persuasively. 

Sandra also maintains an active pro bono practice.  She serves as co-chair of the Amicus Committees of both the Boston Patent Law Association and the Women’s Bar Association and has co-authored amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and state supreme courts across the country on behalf of non-profit organizations including the ACLU, the ASPCA, the BPLA, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the American Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, and US Inventor, Inc.

While in law school, Sandra held an Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship in Ethics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and served as a judicial extern to Justice Lorene B. Ferguson of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  She also served as a teaching assistant to Professors Frank Michelman, Alan Dershowitz, Stephen J. Gould, and Heather Gerken, as a research assistant to several of her professors, and as a senior thesis adviser to undergraduates in the Government and Social Studies Departments at Harvard College.

Representative Experience

  • Briefed and won an appeal in the Federal Circuit on behalf of a major provider of medical records systems; the appeals court summarily affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the case on the grounds that the claims of the asserted patent were drawn to ineligible subject matter. 
  • Briefed and won an appeal in the Federal Circuit on behalf of the owner of a portfolio of voice-over-IP patents; the appeals court affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s determination that the patents at issue were not invalid.  
  • Briefed and won an appeal in the Federal Circuit seeking vacatur of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s determination that the patents at issue were obvious in light of prior art; the appeals court held the Board’s determination was based on the wrong claim construction and vacated the Board’s decision on that basis.  
  • Briefed and won many dispositive and other high-priority motions including motions challenging personal jurisdiction, standing, and venue; discovery motions seeking to compel the production of documents and to quash or limit subpoenas; motions for summary judgment on issues of infringement, validity, and domestic industry; and Daubert and other evidentiary motions.

Professional Service

  • Co-chair, Amicus Committee, Boston Patent Law Association
  • Co-chair, Amicus Committee, Women’s Bar Association


  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association 
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Boston Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association