Colette Verkuil is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Verkuil focuses on intellectual property litigation, primarily patent and trade secret litigation in the semiconductor industry. Apart from working on cases involving semiconductor-manufacturing technologies, Ms. Verkuil has litigated cases relating to a wide range of technologies, including gel nail polish, mobile application distribution systems, videoconferencing systems, 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 alongside Advocates for Children of New York to secure a favorable settlement for hundreds of public school children who were denied a public school education in Brooklyn, NY.
Ms. Verkuil serves on the Editorial Board of the Quarterly Journal of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
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 in Osaka, Japan, where she worked at Osaka Gakuin University.
Ms. Verkuil is conversant in Japanese.