Jordana R. Goodman joined Chicago-Kent College of Law as an assistant professor in August 2023. Goodman is an expert on gender and race equity issues in STEM fields. Her research explores the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion and intellectual property law.
After passing the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s patent bar, Goodman worked as a patent prosecutor for six years, writing patent applications to develop portfolios for a variety of clients at Sunstein, Kann, Murphy & Timbers LLP, and later at Danielson Legal LLC—both based in Boston, MA.
Goodman began teaching legal research and writing at the New England School of Law in 2020 and worked as a visiting clinical assistant professor and lecturer at Boston University School of Law from 2021–2023. She also serves as innovator in residence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Goodman has an extensive bibliography of published works and is often invited to give presentations and lectures on inventorship representation and diversity at law schools and conferences across the country. In 2022, she was awarded a Rhodes Early Career Scholarship.
Prior to entering the legal realm, Goodman earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in chemistry and anthropology from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. During that time, she acted as a chemistry laboratory researcher for Christine Thomas. She was awarded her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2015.
M.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
J.D., Boston University School of Law
B.S., Brandeis University
Law Review Publications
Access to Justice for Black Inventors, (forthcoming Vanderbilt Law Review 2024), co-authored with Khamal Patterson
Ms. Attribution: How Authorship Credit Contributes to the Gender Gap, 25 Yale J.L. & Tech 309 (2023)
Who Benefits?: How the AIA Hurt Deceptively Non-Joined Inventors, 50 Hofstra L.R. 735 (2022)
Sy-STEM-ic Bias: An Exploration of Race and Gender Representation on University Patents, 87 BROOKLYN LAW REVIEW 853 (2022)
Homography of Inventorship: DABUS and Valuing Inventors, 20 DUKE JOURNAL OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY 1 (2022)
Patenting Frankenstein’s Monster: Exploring the Patentability of Artificial Organ Systems and Methodologies, 15 NORTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 35 (2017)
Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 21 BOSTON UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LAW 224 (2015)
Addressing Patent Gender Disparities, SCIENCE (2022)
Seven Steps to Increase Patent Inventorship Equity, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TACTICS (2022)
Jordana Goodman on Authorship Credit and the Gender Gap, Ipse Dixit Podcast (Interview with Saurabh Vishnubhakat) (2022)
Young Female Attorneys Lacking Fair Credit for Work Suffer Later, Bloomberg Law, IP Law (Deep Dive by Matthew Bultman) (2022)