Partner Salima Merani, Ph.D. Amongst “Top 250 Women in IP” Worldwide

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Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that Salima Merani, Ph.D. has been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” globally for 2021.

The special publication honors female practitioners in private practice who have done exceptional work for their clients and firms over the past year. Over the course of six months, research analysts gather recommendations and information from thousands of firms and their clients through interviews, surveys, and independent research to identify the elite group of honorees.

A graduate of McGill University and UC Berkeley School of Law, Dr. Merani, who has been included in the list for the past three years, has over two decades of experience in building strategic patent portfolios and negotiating high stakes agreements for successful life sciences companies. She also has extensive experience in conducting patent due diligence for investors, such as venture capital and investment firms. Recognized in prestigious publications as "a great strategic advisor with a proven track record" and deemed "a favorite of venture capitalists", Salima has been lead IP counsel in deals valued at several billion dollars in just the last few years.  Salima is also an Advisory Board Member with Vensana Capital, a leading venture capital firm dedicated to breakthrough medical technology innovations.  

The list features more than 30 jurisdictions and different regions of the world and is a result of research conducted for Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS.

Read the full article here.

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has about 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at