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Sonal N. Mehta

Sonal N. Mehta

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA


Sonal Mehta is a partner in the Litigation Department in Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Silicon Valley office. Ms. Mehta’s practice focuses on patent litigation involving a wide range of technologies, from networking and telecommunications to user input and user interface hardware and software to video game systems.

After beginning her practice at Weil in 2002, Ms. Mehta left to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul R. Michel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Mehta returned to Weil in 2004 and has been with the firm since.

Ms. Mehta obtained a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 2002. At Boalt, Ms. Mehta served as Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and received a Certificate in Law & Technology. Ms. Mehta was also a national finalist in the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition in patent litigation. She received a BA with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 and graduated from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in 1997.

Ms. Mehta’s public service commitments include teaching Patent Litigation at her alma mater UC Berkeley School of Law, and presenting programs on patent litigation at Federal Judicial Center workshops for federal district and magistrate judges. Ms. Mehta also serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and as Co Chair of the organization's Conference and Educational Programs Committee.

Ms. Mehta was named one of 50 “Fast Track” lawyers in California for 2012 by The Recorder. The award recognizes California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they are the top lawyers and leaders of the future. She was also named one of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s “40 under 40” for 2012. She was the only lawyer in private practice to be included in the list, and she shares the honor with CEOs, executives and founders of tech companies. Ms. Mehta was also recognized for patent litigation in California by IAM Patent 1000 2013.

Bar Admissions

US Court of Appeals 9th Cir.; California State; Eastern District Texas; US Ct App Federal Circuit; Northern District California; Central District of California

Education

Berkeley Boalt Law University of California (J.D., 2002)
Berkeley University of California (B.A., 1998)
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