• Biography

    Mini Kapoor has wide-ranging litigation experience in commercial, intellectual property, and labor and employment matters. Her commercial litigation experience includes toxic torts, environmental, energy, and product liability matters. Her intellectual property experience includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets disputes, and patent infringement and invalidity analysis and pharmaceutical patent litigation (Hatch-Waxman/ANDA). Mini’s labor and employment experience includes handling OSHA matters in multiple states, and breach of non-competition and employment agreements.

    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.

    As a member of multiple inventor and entrepreneur societies, Mini has delivered speeches and presentations on intellectual property-related issues 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, she organized and hosted the Houston World Intellectual Property Day in April 2017 which 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 to diverse student organizations 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.

  • 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. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Languages

    • Hindi