Sandra has broad experience litigating patents before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US International Trade Commission, and the federal district courts. She has represented clients in a wide range of technology fields, including telecommunications and handheld devices, LCD displays, graphics processing units, medical records processing, electronic point-of-sale systems, high-density plasma cutting torches, dental materials and processes, specialty fabrics, and financial and business methods. Sandra also maintains an active pro bono practice and has co-authored amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of state and national domestic violence organizations.
While in law school, Sandra held an Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship in Ethics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and served as a judicial extern to Justice Lorene B. Ferguson of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. She also served as a teaching and research assistant to several of her law school professors, and as a senior thesis adviser to several undergraduates at Harvard College.
• Mintz Levin Files Amicus Brief in Pivotal First Amendment Case, Elonis v. United States, (10.07.2014)
•Co-author, Ninth Circuit Upholds Judge Robart's RAND Determinations in Microsoft v. Motorola, Intellectual Property & Antitrust Alert (08.14.2015)
•Co-author, FTC Commissioners Weigh in on FRAND Debate, Intellectual Property Alert (07.27.2015)
•Co-author, EU Court Clarifies the Conditions Under Which Assertion of Standard-Essential Patents May Constitute Abuse of Market Dominance, Intellectual Property Alert (07.23.2015)
•Co-author, Writing on Her Own Behalf, Chairwoman Ramirez Takes a Position on FRAND, Intellectual Property Alert (07.17.2015)
•Co-author, Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Prohibiting Post-Expiration Patent Royalties, Intellectual Property Alert (06.23.2015)
•Co-author, ALJ Essex Elaborates an Evidence-Based Framework for Adjudicating the FRAND Defense, Intellectual Property Alert (06.11.2015)
•Co-author, Belief That a Patent Is Invalid Is Not a Defense to Inducement Liability, Intellectual Property Alert (05.28.2015)
•Co-author, Patent Hold-Up or Patent Hold-Out? Judge Essex Adds His Voice to the SEP-FRAND Debate, Intellectual Property Alert (07.10.2014)
•Co-author, Computer Implementation Not Enough to Render Abstract Ideas Patent Eligible, Intellectual Property Alert (06.20.2014)
•Co-author, Supreme Court Delivers Unanimous Decisions in Two Important Patent Cases: What Do This Week's Limelight and Nautilus Decisions Mean for You?, Intellectual Property Alert (06.06.2014)
•Author, IP Law - Supreme Court, Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, published by the American Bar Association (2014)