Patel

Mital Patel

Associate
New York

I thrive on helping clients navigate their complex legal and business concerns, specifically in high-stakes IP and advertising disputes.

Mital Patel focuses her practice on patent litigation and advertising law matters. She has counseled clients across industries including pharmaceutical and technology companies, research institutions, and consumer product goods companies.

She has represented leading pharmaceutical, healthcare, and technology companies in a variety of venues, including in district court and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Her patent practice includes patent infringement actions including Hatch-Waxman litigation, inventorship and validity disputes, inter partes review proceedings, trade secret, and misappropriation actions. Her litigation experience spans pre-suit investigations, motion practice, discovery, and trial. 

Mital’s advertising practice includes counseling and defending companies from false-advertising and deceptive practice allegations. She also has experience defending class action lawsuits and Lanham Act disputes. Mital’s advertising practice is primarily focused in the food, beverage, and consumer goods industry as well as the software space.  

Mital also maintains an active pro bono practice and is committed to providing legal representation for those with limited access to legal services. She has worked with organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union to advocate for victims of racist policing, Her Justice to represent victims of domestic abuse, and the South Asian Youth Action to mentor young students. 

Mital is also a member of Foley Hoag’s Diversity Committee and Hiring Committee, as well as a co-chair of the Women Associates Group. Prior to her intellectual property practice, Mital represented major financial institutions in federal court litigation regarding structured products and derivatives.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • Union College, M.B.A., 2013
  • Union College, B.S., 2012

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • New York

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Experience

  • Represent software company in Lanham Act litigation.
  • Represent major food and beverage companies in class actions challenging advertising and labeling representations regarding ingredient content and nutritional characteristics.
  • Obtained multiple dismissals for food and beverage companies in class action challenges regarding ingredient and label claims.
  • Represented branded pharmaceutical companies in multiple Hatch-Waxman litigations spanning multiple federal jurisdictions. Represented the same clients in related inter-partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 
  • Represented a major financial institution at the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court regarding structured products and derivatives.
  • Negotiated favorable resolutions to numerous disputes, helping clients to avoid litigation where possible.

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Austern Writing Awards Committee Member, Food & Drug Law Institute, 2021-2022
  • Fellow, The Partnership Inc., 2021-2022
  • Moot Court Executive Board (Managing Editor), Fordham Law School, 2015-2016
INVOLVEMENT
  • Foley Hoag Women Associates Affinity Group, Co-Chair

Speaking Engagements

  • "A Hatch-Waxman Review: What to Know About the Hatch-Waxman Act As It Turns 39+," Foley Hoag Webinar (October 2022)
  • “Advertising Best Practices for the Generalist In-House Counsel,” Foley Hoag Webinar (December 2020)
  • "Trade Secrets: What are They, and How Can You Protect Them“ Foley Hoag Webinar, (July 2020)
  • “Top IP Cases in 2019 In-House Counsel Need to Know,” Foley Hoag Webinar (January 2020
  • “Top IP Cases in 2018 In-House Counsel Need to Know,” Foley Hoag Webinar (January 2019)