The Recorder has put intellectual property and complex commercial trial lawyer Christine Morgan on its list of "2020 California Trailblazers," and she is profiled in a special edition out this week.

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Morgan’s cutting-edge interpretations of patent law enable her to defend her clients’ right to innovate, The Recorder notes. The publication highlights Morgan’s track record invalidating tech patents under Section 101 of the Patent Act where they recite nothing more than abstract ideas implemented with generic computers.

Morgan is stationed in Reed Smith’s San Francisco office. She has a strong record defending companies accused of infringing computer hardware and software patents in cases involving video game publishing, Fintech, ride sharing, consumer hardware and electronics, Wi-Fi semiconductors, healthcare software and hardware, wireless security cameras, Bluetooth-enabled tracking devices, cloud content management, and electronic loyalty programs.

Discussing trends in patent defense, Morgan identifies growing diversity in the courtroom and training the next generation of women lawyers.

The Trailblazer feature, now in its second year, recognizes individuals who have “taken extra measures to contribute to positive outcomes.”