Mindi M. Richter is Board Certified as an Intellectual Property Law Specialist and has counseled clients in the areas of trademark selection, registration and protection, as well as trade secrets, copyright, patent, and internet matters. Mindi has experience in litigating intellectual property matters of all types, both in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as in state and federal courts across the country. Guiding clients in negotiating, developing and drafting licenses, assignments and other intellectual property contracts is another area of her experience.
In the area of media law, Mindi has advised clients on advertising compliance and false advertising claims, as well as defamation, rights of privacy and publicity, reporters' rights, subpoena defense and First Amendment.
Before joining Shumaker, Mindi was an associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP in Chicago, Illinois and an extern for the Honorable Judge Ronald A. Guzman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She was also a student articles editor for the Law Review of Loyola Chicago School of Law.