About Maxwell Goss

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A Forceful Advocate in Your Corner

Maxwell Goss is an attorney with Fishman Stewart PLLC in Troy, Michigan. Max represents plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of federal and state court litigation and provides strategic advice on intellectual property and business law matters. He has represented clients in cases throughout the country. Experienced in a broad range of matters, Max’s practices focuses chiefly on trade secret, intellectual property, non-compete, and shareholder litigation.

Max works with businesses of all sizes and with entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, inventors, creatives, tech professionals, sales professionals, and other individuals. He has represented clients in industries including healthcare, software development, human resources, automotive, energy, medical device, e-commerce, entertainment, insurance, hospitality, food and beverage, manufacturing, construction, retail, financial services, and logistics.

Max is a blogger and is the host of The Litigation War Room podcast.

Max started his career at the elite law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he was trained by one of Texas’s premier business trial lawyers. Max later managed his own successful law firm before joining Fishman Stewart PLLC.

Education

  • J.D., with honors, Notre Dame Law School
    • Executive Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
    • Judicial Intern, Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, Western District of Texas
  • Ph.D., University of Texas
    • Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
  • B.A., Western Michigan University
    • Presidential Scholar

Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Max has also been admitted pro hac vice to various U.S. District Courts including the District of Delaware, Northern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of Florida, Northern District of Indiana, District of Maine, District of Minnesota, Southern District of Ohio, and Eastern District of Virginia, and to the United States Patent and Trial Appeal Board.

Representative Matters

Case: Best Value Auto Parts Distributors, Inc. v. Quality Collision Parts, Inc. et al. | Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan | Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

Case: Sucxess LLC v. AutoX Technologies, Inc. | Court: United States District Court for the District of Delaware | Nature of Suit: Patent

Case: JVIS-USA, LLC v. NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc., et al. | Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan | Nature of Suit: Contract

Case: North American Specialty Insurance Company v. Titan Retail Development Industries, LLC, et al. | Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan | Nature of Suit: Contract

Case: Sahi Cosmetics L.L.C v. Rea.Deeming Beauty, Inc. D/B/A Beautyblender | Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan | Nature of Suit: Trademark

Case: Pepperman et al. v. Power Home Solar LLC et al. | Court: Oakland County Circuit Court | Nature of Suit: Contract

Case: Ziebart International Corporation v. Z Technologies Corporation | Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan | Nature of Suit: Trademark

Case: Xoran Holdings LLC et al. v. Luick et al. | Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan | Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

Case: ABG Prime Group v. Innovative Salon Products | Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan | Nature of Suit: Trademark

Case: ADP LLC v. Capote | Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas | Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

Case: Wyers Products Group v. Cequent Performance Products, Inc. | Court: United States District Court for the District of Colorado | Nature of Suit: Patent

Case: Ancestry Operations, Inc. v. DNA Diagnostic Center, Inc. | Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio | Nature of Suit: Trademark

Professional

  • Society for Law and Culture (Director)
  • Civil Procedure and Courts Committee of the State Bar of Michigan (Member)
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (Member)
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation (Member)

Community

  • Texas Exes-Michigan Chapter (President)
  • Notre Dame Club of Detroit (Committee Chair)​
  • Michigan Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2017-2021)

​Max was born in Detroit and grew up in the resort town of Charlevoix, Michigan. Before law school, Max earned a doctorate in philosophy and taught logic, ethics, metaphysics, and the history of philosophy at several universities.

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