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Knobbe Martens

Salima Merani, PhD

Irvine, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation , Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
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Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation - California

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Salima Merani is noted for her sophisticated representation of life sciences companies in patent prosecution and portfolio management.
"She consistently does excellent work."
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Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution - California

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Salima Merani frequently represents both emerging companies and their investors in a range of functions, including patent strategy, licensing and transactions.
"She is incredibly knowledgeable, a fierce advocate and provides practical legal advice."
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Practice Areas

International Trademarks

Trademark Clearance, Registration & Enforcement

Trademarks & Brand Protection

Patent Prosecution

PTAB Ex Parte Patent Proceedings

IP Strategy

Due Diligence

Opinions & Counseling

IP Transactions & Agreements

Patents

PTAB IPR & Post-Grant Proceedings

Career

Salima A. Merani, Ph.D. has nearly two decades of experience in building patent portfolios for life sciences companies, including several medtech and biotech 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 nearly two billion dollars in just the last few years.

Salima provides a unique perspective to both investors and emerging growth companies with her wide-ranging experience in US and international patent and trademark portfolio management, licensing, strategic offensive positioning, infringement analysis, IPOs, acquisitions, and managing global patent risk.

Her technical experience in medical devices includes strategic guidance in the fields of aesthetics, orthopedics, cardiovascular and neuroscience, including medical implants, denervation and tissue ablation, regenerative technology, antibody technology, hypertension, diabetes, ophthalmic and dermatological conditions. Salima's technical work outside the medical arena includes a deep knowledge in the fields of cosmetic formulations and nutraceuticals.

Salima is past Vice Chair of the AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee, which oversees the Interference, Reexamination, and Derivation subcommittees. She also served on the AIPLA’s Special Task Force on AIA (America Invents Act) Rulemaking. Salima is also a founding member of the Firm's USPTO Trials and Post Grant Proceedings Practice Group (previously the Interference and Derivation Committee), and has represented clients in multiple patent inventorship and ownership disputes before the USPTO and international patent and trademark offices. She is an author and speaker on strategic patent portfolio management.

Professional Memberships

Past Vice Chair of the AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee, which oversees the Interference, Reexamination, and Derivation subcommittees

Served on the AIPLA’s Special Task Force on AIA (America Invents Act) Rulemaking

Awards

Top IP Lawyers in California

Daily Journal

2020

The World's Leading Patent Professionals

IAM Patent 1000

2020

Leading Lawyer: Patent Prosecution and Patent Licensing

Legal 500

2020

Patent Star; Transactions Star; Trademarks Star

Managing IP

2020

Top 250 Women in IP

Managing IP

2020

Life Science Star

Legal Media Group

2020

Education

McGill University

Ph.D

0 - 2001

University of California - Berkeley - School of Law

J.D.

0 - 2001

McGill University

B.S.

0 - 2001

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Salima Merani, PhD

Knobbe Martens

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