Mary V. Sooter

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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17th Street 1225
Denver 80202 CO US

Mary V. (Mindy) Sooter’s practice focuses on patent litigation and other intellectual property and business disputes, with an emphasis on cases involving telecommunications, electrical engineering and computer science.

Ms. Sooter has represented a variety of clients in courts throughout the United States, as well as the International Trade Commission, regarding technologies such as wireless networks and components, fiber-optic networks and components, firewalls and gateways, semiconductors, distributed computing systems and database technologies.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Sooter was a partner focusing on intellectual property litigation at another firm in Denver, Colorado. Ms. Sooter is also an adjunct professor teaching patent litigation at the University of Colorado School of Law. Ms. Sooter serves as the chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s IP Section.

Experience :

  • Achieving a victory for Akamai Technologies, Inc. when the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Limelight Networks, Inc., a competitor, asserting breach of a settlement agreement between the parties.
  • Serving as co-lead counsel for Comcast Cable Communications in a ten-patent infringement matter in the Northern District of California involving interactive television patents, which resulted in granting summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of our client.
  • Successfully obtaining a $12 million jury verdict after a jury found that a competitor had engaged in willful patent infringement, willful trade dress infringement and intentional false advertising.
  • Successfully obtaining a summary judgment of non-infringement, and subsequent affirmance by the Federal Circuit, in a patent case involving more than 100 asserted claims and two patents relating to multidimensional database technology.
  • Successfully obtaining dismissal on behalf of a software company in a multi-jurisdictional case involving mapping software.
  • Successfully obtaining a dismissal on behalf of a medical corporation in a case involving the technical performance of distributed computer systems.


  • JD, University of Colorado School of Law, 2003
  • ME, Telecommunications, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1990


  • Colorado
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • The Hon. Ferdinand F. Fernandez, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2004 – 2005
  • The Hon. Mary J. Mullarkey, Colorado Supreme Court, 2003 – 2004


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