Minda R. Schechter is Of Counsel. Minda has been involved with antitrust
litigation involving monopolization, price-fixing, bid-rigging, standard
setting collusion, abuse of patents, distribution arrangements, and exclusionary
practices. She also counsels clients on marketing, advertising, pricing,
distribution, and business strategy. She represents clients before the
Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division.
Minda serves as antitrust counsel in multidistrict and class action complex
commercial litigations and advises on related criminal and international claims.
As both an antitrust expert and a registered patent attorney, Minda's
practice further focuses on business issues that invoke antitrust and
patent law perspectives. Minda represents major corporations and start-ups
in structuring complex business transactions, and collaborative arrangements
such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, partnering arrangements,
product and technology development agreements, licensing and business
contracts. She has particular expertise in standard-setting, patent pooling
and the antitrust and intellectual property issues that arise from both.
On the patent side, Minda is responsible for technology development agreements,
intellectual property transactions, technology licensing, trade secret
protection, patent portfolio strategy and antitrust-related intellectual
property issues. Minda also has been involved with challenges related
to standard setting and other patent litigation.
Minda is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Attorney. She is also an experienced speaker and lecturer. She was previously
a member of the full time faculties of Columbia Law School in New York
and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She has taught courses in Antitrust,
Preventive Antitrust, Corporations and Technology Licensing. She is co-author
and co-editor of the first treatise on California Antitrust Law and many
articles and chapters on antitrust law.
- Stanford Law School (J.D.); Stanford Law Review
- Smith College (A.B.) Major: Biochemistry; Honors: First Group Scholar,
Cartesian Award in Political Philosophy
- Former Chair, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section State Bar of California
- Former Chair, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section Los Angeles County
- Vice Chairm, IPO's Standards Setting Committee
- Executive Committee, Institute for Corporate Counsel, University of Southern
- American Bar Association
- Licensing Executive Society