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Former International Trade Commission Attorney Aarti Shah Joins Mintz Washington, D.C. Office

Aarti Shah, a former senior investigative attorney at the International Trade Commission (ITC), has joined Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. as a member in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice.  She is based in Washington, D.C.

Having served in the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations for more than five years, Ms. Shah represented the United States as lead government counsel in investigations covering trade secrets, trademarks, and electrical, computer, mechanical and chemical patents.  Among her notable cases, she served as lead government counsel in a patent infringement trial between Apple Inc. and Kodak involving digital camera memory storage and power management as well as a patent infringement trial between Murata Manufacturing Corporation and Samsung regarding the structure of capacitors.

“Mintz has a robust practice representing clients in high-stakes matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission,” said Ivor R. Elrifi, Co-chair of the Intellectual Property Practice.  “Having served in a senior role at the ITC for several years, Aarti brings an extensive background and experience handling a range of complex matters.  She is an invaluable addition to our firm-wide Intellectual Practice as well as our expanding Washington, D.C. office.”

Prior to joining the ITC, Ms. Shah was in the patent litigation department of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, where she was involved in numerous cases involving computer, electrical, mechanical, and pharmaceutical technologies.  A graduate of Harvard College, she earned her law degree at Georgetown University.