Mini Kapoor

Practices

Industries

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

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 has wide-ranging litigation experience in intellectual property matters and commercial disputes. Her intellectual property experience includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets disputes. Mini’s experience also includes patent infringement and invalidity analysis, and pharmaceutical patent litigation (Hatch-Waxman/ANDA). Her commercial litigation experience includes toxic torts, environmental, energy and product liability cases.

A registered lawyer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mini has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Prior to her legal career, she was a faculty member at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she received federally-funded grants to conduct research in cancer genetics. Mini has served on federal grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. She has also served as a reviewer on technology grants at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Houston.

Mini is a prolific writer who has published on both legal and scientific topics. Among other notable journals, her articles have appeared in the Houston Law Review and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

A member of multiple inventor and entrepreneur societies, she has spoken to them on intellectual property-related issues, including presentations at the Texas Life Science Forum and the State Bar of Texas Patent and Trademarks Workshop. On behalf of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mini organized and hosted the World Intellectual Property Day in Houston in April 2017 that featured Sarah Harris, the General Counsel of the USPTO, as the keynote speaker. The World Intellectual Property Day focuses on creating awareness regarding protecting intellectual property and related issues.

Mini has frequently presented at student organizations for diverse students at the University of Houston and represented the firm at the Georgetown Law School Diversity Gala. In addition, she is an active member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national diversity organization.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a large manufacturer of educational products for children in a trademark infringement lawsuit and obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a manufacturer of petrochemicals in a trade secrets lawsuit and obtained a permanent injunction and a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a chemical company in a toxic tort lawsuit by more than 50 plaintiffs and obtained a favorable resolution.
  • Represented a large corporate client in a breach of contract action involving defective lifeboats and obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a pro bono client in a breach of services contract action and obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a corporate clothing company in a trade secrets lawsuit and obtained a favorable resolution.
  • Represented a large corporate client in 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, and review and analysis of documents for responding to EPA enforcement action.
  • Represented City of Houston as a volunteer prosecutor and tried misdemeanor jury trials.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Patents and Trademarks," presenter, State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Workshop, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX, 2017.
  • "World Intellectual Property Day—Innovation Changing Lives," host and moderator, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, 2017.
  • "Intellectual Property Protection Strategies for Companies," presenter and moderator, Texas Life Science Forum, Houston, TX, 2016. 
  • "Intellectual Property Protection," presenter, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, Houston, TX, 2016.
  • "Circumstances Mandating A Commercial Marketing Notice By A Biosimilar Applicant Ripe for Guidance from the High Court," co-author, Houston Law Review, 2016.
  • "The Recent Federal Circuit Decision in Acorda Therapeutics v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals May Not be the Last Word on Jurisdiction in ANDA Cases," co-author, Patently O, 2016.
  • "What the Aftermath of Hurricane Alice Has Done to Digital Health," presenter, Texas Life Science Forum, Houston, TX, 2015. 
  • "High Court Underscores the Significance of Patent Invalidity and Non-infringement Opinions," co-author, Houston Lawyer, 2015.
  • "Is your company prepared for a product recall?" co-author, Inside Counsel, 2016.
  • "High Court Addresses the Effect of Opinions on Charges of Inducement of Infringement," co-author, The IP Beacon, 2015.
  • "Teva Will Increase Reliance on Experts in Patent Cases," author, Law360, 2015.
  • "Non-asbestos Causes of Mesothelioma," author, Defense Research Institute, 2012.
  • "Proposal for Resolution to Challenges Posed by DNA Sequence Patents on the Development of Multiplex Genetic Tests," author, Houston Law Review, 2012.
  • "Petroleum-Engineering Firm Could Be Liable for Reserve Estimates," author, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Energy Litigation News & Developments, 2012.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder 2015
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Mentor 2015
  • 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

  • "Reproducibility of gene expression signature-based predictions in replicate experiments," Clinical Cancer Research (2006). 
  • "Application of protein lysate microarrays to molecular marker verification and quantification," Proteome Science (2005). 
  • "Biological validation of differentially expressed genes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia identified by applying multiple statistical methods to oligonucleotide microarrays," Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (2005). 
  • "Analysis of dose-response effects on gene expression data with comparison of two microarray platforms," Bioinformatics (2005). 
  • "Global detection of molecular changes reveals concurrent alteration of several biological pathways in nonsmall cell lung cancer cells," Molecular Genetics & Genomics (2005). 
  • "High metastatic potential in mice inheriting a targeted p53 missense mutation," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2000). 
  • "Functional activation of p53 via phosphorylation following DNA damage by UV but not gamma radiation," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (1998).

Email Disclaimer