Saina is a trial lawyer and a top-ranked practitioner representing the world’s leading technology companies in high-stakes patent litigation disputes. With over 20 years of experience in all aspects of pre-trial, trial and appellate practice, she has been recognized by peers and clients as one of the best to help resolve patent litigation disputes in the least painful but most favorable way for her clients. The Daily Journal honored her as one of 2021’s Top Women Lawyers and IAM 1000 has recognized her as a leading patent litigator who has a “reputation for excellence spanning all patent litigation forums,” and a “proficiency in navigating large, procedurally complex disputes and resolving them successfully.” Northern California Super Lawyers has repeatedly recognized Saina as a leader in her field, while the Silicon Valley Business Journal has named her one of Silicon Valley’s most influential women.
Saina has successfully represented clients in various technological fields, including AI, cloud computing, machine learning, natural language processing, gaming, networking and telecommunications, e-commerce and internet-related technologies, CRM systems and database management, as well as in the beauty and fashion fields. She has represented clients in various jurisdictions around the country, including the Northern District of California, Eastern District of Virginia, District of Delaware, Western District of Texas and Eastern District of Texas. She has obtained winning jury verdicts in venues such as District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas and Western District of Texas. She has also represented clients in Section 337 investigations instituted by the U.S. International Trade Commission and has extensive experience representing petitioners and patent owners in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She was recognized by the PTAB Bar Association as one of the Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials.
What sets Saina apart from her peers is her time spent as a software engineer prior to attending law school. Her technical background allows her to effectively understand her clients’ technologies and translate difficult technical issues into arguments that are understandable and compelling to the judge or jury. She has secured winning jury verdicts, obtained dismissals of numerous cases on early motions with minimal incurred costs, successfully transferred disputes against her clients to more convenient and favorable jurisdictions and secured winning appellate decisions in complex high-stakes patent litigation disputes for the world’s most recognized companies.
Saina maintains an active pro bono practice and has been recognized by the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center as an Outstanding Volunteer for her pro bono work. She also co-chairs Fenwick's hiring committee and is a member of several other leadership committees at the firm.
Education & Admissions
J.D., with a High Tech Law Certificate
Santa Clara University School of Law
B.S., Computer Science
University of California, Davis
Admitted to practice in California
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office