Armstrong Teasdale Welcomes Intellectual Property Litigator to Kansas City Office

April 11, 2016 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States and in China, proudly announces that Miranda Sooter has joined the firm’s Kansas City office as of counsel in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation practice groups. A registered patent attorney, Sooter brings to the firm more than 10 years of experience in intellectual property litigation including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes. In addition, she advises clients on obtaining, protecting, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights. Sooter is the third attorney to join Armstrong Teasdale’s Kansas City office in 2016. 

Sooter works on complex intellectual property matters pending in state, federal and appellate courts throughout the United States, 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, Sooter 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. 

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Sooter was in private practice at a North Carolina firm. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law and B.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Missouri. She is admitted to practice law in Missouri, North Carolina and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.