Colette Verkuil is a litigation partner in Morrison & Foerster's Palo Alto office. Ms. Verkuil's practice specializes in intellectual property litigation, primarily patent and trade secret litigation in the semiconductor industry. Apart from semiconductor manufacturing technologies, Ms. Verkuil has litigated cases relating to a wide range of technologies, including mobile application distribution systems, videoconferencing systems, plastic bag dispensers, sports trading cards, and data storage systems.
Ms. Verkuil also has experience in intellectual property counseling, opinion work, and patent and trademark prosecution.
Ms. Verkuil was part of the Morrison & Foerster pro bono team that worked along side Advocates for Children of New York to secure a favorable settlement for hundreds of public school children that were denied a public school education in Brooklyn, NY.
Ms. Verkuil graduated, cum laude, from Cardozo Law School in 2003 where she was an editor of the Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. She received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from MIT in 2000. Before attending law school, she lived outside of Osaka, Japan where she worked at Osaka Gakuin University. Ms. Verkuil is conversant in Japanese.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2005, Ms. Verkuil was an associate with Darby & Darby, P.C.