Biography

Miranda Sooter is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property groups. She focuses her practice on litigating patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes from pre-trial investigation through trial or settlement. In addition, she advises clients on obtaining, protecting, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Miranda often handles complex multi-patent, multi-district intellectual property litigation pending in federal and appellate courts, and before the International Trade Commission. Within this area, she defends and prosecutes claims for a variety of technologies, including computer software, telecommunications, semiconductors, medical devices and pharmaceutical products. She also conducts numerous freedom to practice/operate analyses and prior art studies to advise clients concerning potential patentability, validity and infringement issues in the fields of refrigerants, specialty ballistic composite materials, carbon nanotubes, epoxy resins, aerospace products, solder materials, smoke detectors, industrial machinery and solar cell technology.

In addition to litigation, Miranda has significant experience representing petitioners and patent owners in post grant proceedings, including inter partes review, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2005)
    • Intellectual Property Law Society (Secretary)
    • Law Foundation/Special Chancellor's Award recipient
  • University of Central Missouri  (B.S., summa cum laude, 2001)
    • Chemistry
    • University Scholar Award recipient
    • American Chemical Society (Secretary/Treasurer)

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society 
  • Association of Women Lawyers in Kansas City

Background

Before attending law school, Miranda was an instructor in the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry at the University of Central Missouri. Recently, she was in private practice at a national law firm in North Carolina.