Saina Shamilov is a trial lawyer and a top-ranked practitioner representing the world’s leading technology companies in high-stakes patent litigation disputes. With nearly 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. IAM 1000 has recognized her as a leading patent litigator who is “a trusted partner all around,” “quick to understand complex technology” and “terrific at discovery.” 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. Among her other recognitions, the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center named her an Outstanding Volunteer for her pro bono work. Saina serves as co-chair of the firm’s hiring committee and is a member of the well-being task force.
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, and 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 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.