Mansi H. Shah has over a decade of experience in intellectual property strategy and complex litigation in a variety of technologies for both start-ups and large companies. Mansi strategically manages patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation for her clients to achieve favorable results. She is also experienced in reviewing and negotiating IP license agreements, and managing corporate IP portfolios.
With a background in software engineering and computer science, she has served as outside yet trusted “in-house” counsel for small companies, analyzing, and advising on a spectrum of IP issues to facilitate growth.
Early victories in front of a jury have shaped Mansi’s approach to her cases and her career. Through her nuanced understanding of intellectual property and trial, she is able to provide highly strategic counsel to her clients in building patent portfolios, drafting licensing terms, or conducting everyday litigation tasks. Even discovery disputes are approached from the lens of how it can better position the client for the outcome being sought.
Mansi has a full spectrum of litigation and trial experience, from pre-litigation investigation through jury and bench trials, including arguing Markman hearings and taking depositions; drafting dispositive motions, discovery, pretrial, trial and post-trial motions; and claim construction. She has represented Fortune 500 corporations—as both plaintiff and defendant—in complex cases involving technologies such as internet software, wireless communications, videoconferencing, databases, audio and video processing, printers, microprocessors, memory devices, and networking technology.
In addition to her traditional intellectual property litigation practice, Mansi also counsels clients and conducts intellectual property due diligence and both written and oral advocacy before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has experience in internal technology investigations and cases involving design patents, trade dress, and trademarks. With a background in software engineering and computer science, Mansi has served as outside yet trusted “in-house” counsel for technology companies, analyzing, and advising on a spectrum of intellectual property issues to facilitate growth.
Prior to joining the firm, Mansi was a founding partner in the Silicon Valley office of an national law firm where she was an intellectual property counselor and litigator. Prior to practicing law, Mansi was a coder for a defense contractor where she worked on satellite and missile systems.
While attending law school, Mansi served as the Executive Notes Editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, an instructor at George Washington University Law School’s Street Law Clinic, and an internship at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Mansi received the Silicon Valley Women of Influence Award in 2018 from the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She received the Cornerstone Award from the South Asian Bar Association of North America in 2017. Mansi was named a “Best Lawyer Under 40” in 2016 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She was recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, an Illinois “Rising Star” in 2013, and an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in 2014 and 2015 for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Mansi made the Lawyers of Color Power List in 2015.
Mansi is conversational in Hindi, Gujarati, and Spanish.
- George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2006)
- University of California, San Diego, B.S., Computer Science (2003)
- California (2006)
- Illinois (2009)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2007)
- USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences –
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