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1020 Marsh Road, Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
Direct Phone: 650.645.9020
Direct Fax: 650.687.8320
mindy.morton@procopio.com
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Senior Counsel

Mindy M. Morton

Senior Counsel

Admissions
California
New York
Mindy M. Morton’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. She has handled a variety of cases in state and federal courts, including trade secret, patent, trademark, copyright, computer fraud, and non-compete agreement litigation.

Ms. Morton is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth and Federal Circuits.

Prior to joining Procopio, Ms. Morton was a partner at Bergeson LLP. She has also practiced at Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Fenwick & West, and Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

Representative Matters
  • Served as first chair in a $10 million jury trial in Santa Clara County Superior Court (DVS v. Sun, et al.), in which she obtained a nonsuit verdict. Ms. Morton briefed and argued the successful appeal.
  • Represented a group of investors in a $60 million breach of contract case involving novel issues of Chinese and New York law, obtaining two motions to dismiss, a $60 million writ of attachment and transfer order, and a contempt order.
  • Successfully moved to dismiss declaratory relief complaint in case involving patent for embryo imaging.
  • Represented medical device company in patent case involving first sale doctrine.
  • Represented plaintiff in patent dispute involving mobile banking technology.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order (2007 WL 2429652), preliminary injunction (2008 WL 564634), and contempt citation for violation of temporary restraining order (2008 WL 2128145) against a former employee who started a competing company using client’s technology; case settled on the eve of trial.
  • Represented Napster in its dispute with the recording industry.
  • Defended a group of multinational companies at the district court level for patent infringement involving Intel chipsets. Quanta v. LG Electronics, 553 U.S. 617 (2008)

Education
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1997 (Editor – Yale Law Journal)
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, Highest Distinction in General Scholarship, Highest Honors in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994
Community Involvement
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association –2012 President
  • Open Courts Coalition
  • Schola Cantorum – Co-Chair of 50th Anniversary Committee, Past Chair of the Board of Directors
  • UC Berkeley Class of 1994 Reunion Committee – Co-Chair
  • Yale Law School Association – Executive Committee, Regional Representative

Recent News Coverage

Recent Publications
  • Co-author. “Dealing With IP Theft By Employees,” The Recorder, September 12, 2012.
  • “Don’t Let Confidential Information Walk Out the Door,” The Bottom Line, Vol. 30, No. 5.
  • “Drafting and Challenging Section 2019.210 Statements in Trade Secret Litigation,” Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, Vol. 15, No. 2.
  • Contributing author. “Copyright, Trademark and Trade Dress Litigation Model Jury Instructions,” ABA Section of Litigation
Ms. Morton is a frequent speaker on electronic discovery, document management, and litigation strategy. She has authored articles on electronic discovery and document management issues.