Margaret K. Minister - Pierce Atwood LLP

Margaret K. Minister

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Margaret K. Minister, partner at Pierce Atwood, draws from her diverse and versatile experience as an in-house attorney for a lifestyle brand, an international trade lawyer at a large DC law firm, and (currently) an intellectual property attorney at Pierce Atwood LLP, Margaret Minister focuses on a mix of strategic business and legal advice for clients in the creative worlds of design, music, consumer products, software, and biotech industries. Not deterred by complexity or size, Margaret is equally impassioned – and driven – to obtain positive outcomes whether for a start-up or a Fortune 100 company.

Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.
American Law InstituteJustice Action GroupMaine College of ArtMaine Campaign for JusticeMaine Bar Foundation

Case History

Recent Experience

Trial counsel for inventor of high performance liquid chromatography technology in the District of Massachusetts (successfully resulting in a verdict for willful patent infringement)

Defense of multinational consumer products company in trademark infringement litigation in the Northern District of California (settled prior to summary judgment)

Lead negotiator and legal counsel for multimillion dollar copyright and trademark licensing agreement

Trial counsel for nationally-recognized home furnishings brand in copyright infringement action against world's leading carpet manufacturer (resulting in jury verdict of willful infringement)

Defense of foreign biotech company accused of infringing patents concerning kits used to track mutations in HIV genome (settled following Markman hearing.)


Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Margaret K. Minister has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Other Information

Gender: Female