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Lindsey M. Shinn is an intellectual property attorney with a background in software, representing clients in copyright, patent, and trademark matters. She also advises clients on software copyright registration, trademark prosecution, and enforcement. Lindsey has an active pro bono practice, and served for several years on the Pro Bono Committee, including more than two as vice chair. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Lindsey clerked in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey for Judge Mary Little Cooper.
Lindsey’s IP litigation experience ranges from pre-suit investigations, discovery, and summary judgment to trial preparation, post-trial, and appeal. She has extensive experience in the technological aspects of intellectual property litigation, including performing source code comparisons and related investigations, working with technical experts, deposing key witnesses about core technologies, and drafting dispositive motions regarding issues of infringement and invalidity. She has also worked on administrative actions in the PTAB and TTAB, and has defeated ex parte patent reexaminations and challenges to trademark applications.
Before law school, Lindsey worked as a programmer and in technology consulting for the nonprofit field. While in law school she served as a judicial extern for Judge Jeffrey S. White of the US District Court for the Northern District of California and as Executive Managing Editor for the Hastings Law Journal. Through Morgan Lewis’s Public Interest Fellowship Program, Lindsey also worked at the Center for Democracy and Technology, focusing on international data privacy, intermediary liability, and free expression law and policy.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California
Brown University, 2000, B.A., With Honors
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2009, J.D., Magna Cum Laude