Fenwick patent litigation partner Saina Shamilov and associate Jennifer Bush were included on the PTAB Bar Association’s list of Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials for 2021. Released in March 2022, the list included the 50 most active female practitioners who went before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board through 2021. It was part of a larger Women at the PTAB report, which also found that women attorneys made up 23% of Fenwick’s appearances before the PTAB in mechanical proceedings, compared with an average of 13% among the top 100 firms. Shamilov was included on the previous Top 50 list issued in 2019.
Prepared by the PTAB Association’s Women’s Committee, the report outlines suggestions for increasing gender diversity in the PTAB practice. For more information visit the PTAB Bar Association’s page.