Managing IP Again Names Salima Merani Among “Top 250 Women in IP” Worldwide

| Salima Merani, Ph.D.

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that partner Salima Merani, Ph.D. has again been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” globally for 2022.

The special publication recognizes the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year, based on recommendations and information from thousands of firms and their clients through interviews, surveys, and independent research. Dr. Merani has been named to this list for five consecutive years, and also featured on MIP’s 2022 list of “Trademark Stars” and “Transaction Stars”.

Read the full article on MIP’s website here.

About Salima Merani, Ph.D.

Dr. Merani, co-chair of the firm’s Medical Device practice group, has over two decades of experience in building strategic patent portfolios and negotiating high stakes agreements for successful life sciences companies, as well as in conducting patent due diligence for investors. She is an Advisory Board Member with Vensana Capital, a leading venture capital firm dedicated to breakthrough medical technology innovations. Chambers USA recently recognized her as a standout IP practitioner, calling her “phenomenal” and “simply out of this world”. Among other accolades, she has also been praised as a “true global leader in medical device patenting” by Intellectual Asset Management. Dr. Merani has also been recognized as a "seasoned portfolio builder who can pinpoint IP value" and "the go-to diligence and deal lawyer for medical technology and biotechnology investors". She has been lead IP counsel in deals worth over 3 billion dollars in just the last few years.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has about 300 lawyers and scientists based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at