Colette Reiner Mayer is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Mayer 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. Mayer 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. Mayer also has experience in intellectual property counseling, opinion work, and patent and trademark prosecution.
Ms. Mayer is Vice Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. She 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. Mayer serves on the Editorial Board of the Quarterly Journal of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
Ms. Mayer 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. Mayer is conversant in Japanese.
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