Associate, Intellectual Property Group, Morrison & Foerster
Anita Choi is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. Choi’s practice focuses on cleantech, biofuels, agricultural biotechnology, life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, molecular diagnostics, and material sciences. She has experience in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent portfolio analyses and management, patent due diligence, and freedom-to-operate analyses. She has also been involved with the firm’s venture intellectual property group, assisting with IP due diligence reviews, as well as the firm’s technology transactions group, assisting with patent license agreements. Ms. Choi has worked with emerging and late-stage companies, as well as universities. Representative clients include Dole Fresh Foods, Bio Architecture Lab, Catchlight Energy LLC, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, and Novartis.
Choi received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she graduated, magna cum laude, and was named to the Order of the Coif. She was also a Senior Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. During law school, Choi completed her M.B.A. at the Wharton School of Business.
Prior to attending law school, Choi worked at a large pharmaceutical company performing chemistry research. She has also worked in organic and inorganic chemistry labs at the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Choi received her B.Sc., with honors, in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.