Mary Pheng



Mary Pheng is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group. Mary’s practice includes trademark litigation and prosecution, copyright litigation and diligence, and patent litigation  spanning a wide range of technological fields, including software, cellular phone technology, computing systems, and medical devices. Mary has represented clients in federal district court, the U.S. International Trade Commission, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and in AAA proceedings. She is also active in the legal community as Co-Chair of the HCBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program, a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Minnesota Asian American Pacific Bar Association. 

Mary earned her law degree at the University of Minnesota, where she advocated for individual clients in the school’s Civil Practice Clinic. As a certified student attorney, Mary developed her approach to client practice by representing clients across a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters in proceedings before judges and administrative law judges. During law school, Mary also co-taught a 1L writing class where she spent two years teaching first-year law students legal research, writing, and advocacy skills. Mary also served as an editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice.

  • “Law School Public Service Award,” Minnesota Justice Foundation (2016)
  • Awarded Honors in Legal Writing, University of Minnesota Law School (2014)
  • Awarded Sociology of Law Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award, American Sociological Association (2013)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude (2016); Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Staffer (2015), Editor (2016)
  • Macalester College, B.A., cum laude (2013)
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota Asian American Pacific Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


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March 6, 2017
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