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Mindy M. Morton

Mindy M. Morton

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Mindy M. Morton is a senior counsel with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, and her 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.  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.

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. 

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.  The trial court's denial of the investors' summary judgment motion was recently overturned on appeal.

Successfully moved to dismiss declaratory relief complaint in case involving patent for embryo imaging.

In a trade secrets case, 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)


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

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