Managing Intellectual Property has named partners Catherine Polizzi and Stefani Shanberg to its Top 250 Women in IP list. Launched in 2013, the annual list recognizes senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms.
This year, 2020, marks the fifth time that Catherine Polizzi has been listed. Dr. Polizzi has been engaged in some of the highest-profile and most exciting acquisitions in the life sciences sector; her IP portfolio development and management acuity have been seminal to the valuation of these deals, as well as to the product pipeline successes of her clients, both evidence of the high-value work with which these leading companies entrust her. She is also representing three of the FierceBiotech 2019 Fierce 15 startup companies, putting her at the heart of the next generation of the biotech industry.
San Francisco partner Stefani Shanberg has been recognized every year since 2013. Ms. Shanberg is the go-to advisor for many of the hottest technology companies and has extensive experience in all areas of IP litigation. In the past year alone, her impressive roster of clients included Amazon.com, Inc.; Spotify USA Inc.; and NortonLifeLock Inc. (f.k.a. Symantec Corporation). Her cases have been litigated in 28 federal courts across the nation and in the International Trade Commission (ITC), with over 100 cases in the Northern District of California. She has successfully argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.