Mini Kapoor

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2012, with honors; Associate Editor, Houston Law Review

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 1995

M.Sc., Biosciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India, 1990

B.Sc., KLDAV College, Meerut University, Roorkee, India, 1988

  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore, Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas, January-May 2011

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2012

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2014

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Languages

Hindi

Profile

Mini Kapoor is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mini worked for many years in genetics and genomics at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she conducted research under several national grants. She has published many articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented frequently at scientific meetings and conferences in the United States and Europe.

Recent Legal Publications

  • "Teva Will Increase Reliance On Experts In Patent Cases," guest article, Law360, March 18, 2015.
  • "Non-Asbestos Causes of Mesothelioma," guest article, DRI Trials and Tribulations, The Newsletter of the Trial Tactics Resolution Committee, Vol. 18, Issue 2, August 1, 2012. 
  • "Petroleum-Engineering Firm Could Be Liable for Reserve Estimates," co-author with Donald Jackson, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Energy Litigation News & Developments, May 10, 2012. 
  • "Proposal for Resolution to Challenges Posed by DNA Sequence Patents on the Development of Multiplex Genetic Tests," Comment, 49 Hous. L. Rev. 131 (2012).

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Houston Bar Association 
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) 
  • Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Organization

Technical Publications

  • Mutation of phosphoserine 389 affects p53 function in vivo. J Biol Chem 271:29380-5, 11/1996. 
  • Functional activation of p53 via phosphorylation following DNA damage by UV but not gamma radiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:2834-7, 3/1998. 
  • Cooperative phosphorylation at multiple sites is required to activate p53 in response to UV radiation. Oncogene 19:358-64, 1/2000. 
  • High metastatic potential in mice inheriting a targeted p53 missense mutation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci 97:4174-4179, 2000. 
  • A DNA damage-induced p53 serine 392 kinase complex contains CK2, hSpt16, and SSRP1. Mol Cell 7:283-92, 2/2001. 
  • p53 and Fas ligand are required for psoralen and UVA-induced apoptosis in mouse epidermal cells. Cell Death Differ 9:549-60, 5/2002. 
  • A comparative analysis of data generated using two different target preparation methods for hybridization to high-density oligonucleotide microarrays. BMC Genomics 5:2, 1/2004. 
  • Biological validation of differentially expressed genes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia identified by applying multiple statistical methods to oligonucleotide microarrays. J Mol Diagn 7:337-45, 8/2005. 
  • Analysis of dose-response effects on gene expression data with comparison of two microarray platforms. Bioinformatics 21:3524-9, 9/2005. 
  • Global detection of molecular changes reveals concurrent alteration of several biological pathways in nonsmall cell lung cancer cells. Mol Genet Genomics 274:141-54, 9/2005. 
  • Application of protein lysate microarrays to molecular marker verification and quantification. Proteome Sci 3:9, 2005. 
  • Reproducibility of gene expression signature-based predictions in replicate experiments. Clin Cancer Res 12:1721-7, 3/2006. 
  • Effect of Sirolimus treatment on gene expression in renal transplant patients. World J. Surgery 30:1-10, 2006.

Representative Matters

  • Successful Prosecution of Breach of Warranty/Contract Claims

    Represented a major oil company operator as plaintiff in a lawsuit and obtained a $4.7 million net recovery against a vendor for breach of warranty and breach of contract. The oil company purchased lifeboats for a new deep water offshore production platform and required the lifeboats be U.S. Coast Guard approved. The U.S. Coast Guard, however, refused to approve the lifeboats after two of the boats failed during offshore commissioning and a subsequent investigation revealed design and manufacturing defects...


  • Settlement of a Trade Secrets Misappropriation Lawsuit

    Secured a favorable settlement of a trade secrets misappropriation lawsuit in federal district court in North Carolina. Haynes and Boone represented the plaintiff, a technology company headquartered in Houston. On the third day of the jury trial, the defendants, a former plaintiff executive and his new company, announced their consent to an agreed permanent injunction and agreed to dismiss all of their counterclaims, pay all of plaintiff’s damages, surrender their inventory, and pay a portion of plaintiff’s attorney’s fees.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a large corporate client in obtaining a favorable settlement in a breach of contract action involving defective lifeboats. 
  • Represented a manufacturer of petrochemicals in a trade secret lawsuit and obtained a permanent injunction and a favorable settlement. 
  • Represented a corporate client in obtaining a favorable settlement in a breach of contract action involving a services contract. 
  • Experience in Environmental law: Assisted with analysis of environmental and legal issues arising from EPA enforcement action, including pre-enforcement review of administrative orders, costs of different strategic options and strengths of various defenses for large corporate client. Reviewed and analyzed documents for responding to EPA enforcement action, including requests for information for another large corporate client. 
  • Prosecuted code violations and misdemeanors for the City of Houston Municipal Courts as a volunteer prosecutor. 

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