Minda R. Schechter

Of Counsel


Los Angeles (213) 787-2500

Minda R. Schechter is Of Counsel. As both a registered patent attorney and an antitrust expert, Minda''s practice includes both patent and antitrust litigation. In addition, 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 antitrust side, Minda 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. She also has been involved with antitrust litigation involving monopolization, collusion, abuse of patents, distribution arrangements, and exclusionary practices.

As a registered patent attorney, Minda is involved in patent infringement litigation and 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.


  • Electronic Technologies
  • Life Sciences

    Practice Areas:

    • Litigation


      • State Bar - California
      • Special Courts - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
      • State Bar - Illinois


        • Smith College, A.B., Biochemistry; Honors: First Group Scholar, Cartesian Award in Political Philosophy
        • Stanford Law School, J.D., Stanford Law Review

          Professional Affiliations:

          • American Bar Association
          • IPO's Standards Setting Committee
          • Licensing Executive Society
          • Los Angeles County Bar Association
          • State Bar of California
          • University of Southern California, Institute for Corporate Counsel (Advisory Board)