Partner Salima Merani Receives Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year Award for Life Sciences

| Salima Merani, Ph.D.

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that partner Salima Merani, Ph.D., has received top honors at this week’s Legal Media Group’s (LMG) annual Life Sciences Awards in New York City.

Dr. Salima Merani was awarded "Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year” (California) for her outstanding intellectual property work in the life sciences industry. She has 18 years of experience in building global patent and trademark portfolios for international medtech and biotech companies. In addition, her vast experience and reputation in conducting complex patent due diligence investigations makes her highly sought out among venture capital and investment firms. With her degrees in Genetics and Neuroscience, clients consistently praise Dr. Merani for her unique combination of technical and legal acumen. Dr. Merani has been successful in leading high stakes deals valued at nearly $2 billion in just the last few years and is considered by many tech entrepreneurs as one of the “go-to” tech lawyers in life sciences.

LMG Life Sciences is the only publication dedicated to the comprehensive analysis of the life sciences industry. Click here for more information about this year’s award winners.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a law firm that has been practicing exclusively in the area of intellectual property law for over five decades. Knobbe Martens focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and technology law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, client counseling, due diligence, and related litigation and licensing.

The firm is comprised of about 275 lawyers and scientists, with over 100 working in life science fields. The combination of law and deep technical knowledge makes Knobbe Martens attorneys uniquely qualified to represent a diverse array of clients in a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters. The firm is internationally recognized across the spectrum of life science disciplines and is considered an authority on related intellectual property issues. More information about the firm can be found at

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