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Three MoFo Partners Named Top 250 Women in IP

06 Jun 2019

Morrison & Foerster partners Catherine Polizzi, Stefani Shanberg, and Stephanie Sharron were recently named to Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP list. Launched in 2013, the annual list recognizes the leading women lawyers who excel in client service, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and the IP community as a whole.

This is Palo Alto partner Catherine Polizzi’s fourth time making this list, including being recognized as a 2018-2019 Global IP Star. She is the architect of multibillion dollar patent portfolios, where she leads strategy and prosecution for some of the most cutting-edge innovative therapies, blockbuster drugs, and novel technologies as they emerge from laboratories into the commercial realm, ultimately helping millions of people around the world. She has been engaged in some of the highest profile acquisitions in the life sciences sector, including Pfizer’s $14 billion acquisition of client Medivation and Celgene’s $9 billion acquisition of Juno Therapeutics. She also provides invaluable guidance on litigation teams that have secured important wins for clients.

Stefani Shanberg, a partner in MoFo’s San Francisco office, is also no stranger to Managing Intellectual Property’s list of the Top 250 Women in IP, earning the honor every year since 2013, and a Global IP Star nod for 2018-2019. Stefani’s practice focuses on patent litigation for a diverse range of technologies. Her creative approach to novel issues of law has helped her win numerous cases at trial and on summary judgments, motions to dismiss, and following advantageous claim constructions, in addition to convincing the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal to affirm favorable lower court rulings.

Palo Alto partner Stephanie Sharron has also been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the Top 250 Women in IP since 2013. As a member of the firm’s Technology Transactions Group, clients turn to Stephanie for practical advice on complex technology, intellectual property, and data rights issues in light of a rapidly changing landscape. She is also a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, teaching courses on technology transactions and Fintech legal issues.

View the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP here.







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