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Colette R. Verkuil

Verkuil, Colette R.


Palo Alto, (650) 813-5990


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 2000)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University (J.D., 2003)

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New York

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 cosmetic polymers, 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.

Anvik v. Nikon
(Southern District of New York). Represented Nikon in defending against patent infringement claims aimed at lithography machines used in the fabrication of LCD displays.
Intellectual Ventures v. Altera
(District of Delaware). Representing Altera in defending against patent infringement claims asserted against Altera’s field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. v. Kozumi USA, et al.
(Northern District of California). Represented Ubiquiti Networks in a counterfeiting and trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement action involving counterfeit wireless networking devices. Obtained a worldwide temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against defendants, who settled with stipulation to the entry of a permanent injunction. The case was recognized by the Daily Journal as a “Top Plaintiff Verdict by Impact” for 2013.
Altera v. LSI
(Northern District of California). Represented Altera in a patent infringement action involving 24 patents relating to application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and FPGAs.
ThinkVillage Kiwi v. Adobe
(Northern District of California). Represented Adobe in defending against a trade secret claim regarding software for developing applications for mobile phones.
Polycom v. Codian
(Eastern District of Texas). Represented Codian, in defending against patent infringement claims regarding videoconferencing technology.