Morrison & Foerster Gains Prominent IP Group (San Francisco)

Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce the placement of patent litigation partners Stefani Shanberg and Jennifer Schmidt with Morrison & Foerster. In addition, Robin Brewer will join as Of Counsel, and Eugene Marder, Madeleine Greene and Michael Guo will join Morrison as associates. All were formerly with Wilson Sonsini.

Stefani Shanberg specializes in patent litigation with a particular emphasis on defending technology companies against claims of patent infringement from competitors and non-practicing entities. She has extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation relating to intellectual property. Ms. Shanberg has handled matters pending before the federal courts, the International Trade Commission, arbitral tribunals, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Shanberg currently holds the prestigious position of President of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association-the first ever West Coast lawyer to assume this role.

Jennifer J. Schmidt specializes in patent litigation and related complex commercial litigation. Ms. Schmidt handles matters before federal courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Office Trial and Appeal Board, and arbitration tribunals. Her practice focuses on defending technology companies against claims of patent infringement and encompasses a wide range of technological fields, including computer hardware and software, video compression, smartphone apps, network security, search algorithms, semiconductor physics, and consumer products.

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