Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
As chair of Orrick’s award-winning Intellectual Property Business Unit, Denise Mingrone leads the charge to enforce and protect clients’ technology rights.
She approaches each challenge on multiple fronts so as to achieve success whether it be in or out of court. No stranger to the courtroom and having handled complex litigations for technology giants including Synopsys, Brocade, Applied Materials and Oracle, Denise seamlessly and efficiently manages large teams to secure victory. Clients appreciate her transparent collaboration and instinct for developing a strategy that ensures that only the “right” evidence is presented to the trier of fact.
The jury verdict Mingrone’s team obtained in the Netgear v Ruckus Wireless patent trial, for example, surprised most because the team took over the case just weeks before jury selection, earning the number one place on that week’s “Top Jury Verdicts.” Prior to the Ruckus trial, Mingrone’s team similarly received accolades as “Top Verdict of the Year” for its jury win on behalf of Brocade against A10 Networks. These victories were preceded by a win for MGA in the “Barbie v Bratz” epic battle against Mattel, which earned Mingrone the “California Lawyer of the Year” award for her contributions.
As a former career law clerk to several federal judges, Mingrone appreciates that cases do not turn on facts alone. She has waged and won numerous battles both obtaining and defending pre-trial injunction motions involving trade secrets and software piracy. As one opponent noted, “she’s a fierce advocate who will go to the mat for her client’s position.”