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Antonia L. Sequeira

Partner, Intellectual Property  

Mountain View 650.335.7185

Overview

Antonia’s early career focus included working directly in the healthcare and biotech industry, founding several startups and building Facebook’s patent portfolio from the ground up. This distinctive, hands-on background serves as the core of her successful practice at the intersection of software, medical devices and life sciences.

She has earned a reputation as an innovative, sought-after patent attorney who is highly strategic—offering counsel on favorable positioning for acquisitions as well as building long-term portfolio values across technologies and for companies of all sizes.

The volume and depth of Antonia’s patent experience means she has managed many hundreds of patent applications and handled almost eve​ry potential patent issue that can crop up.

Her technology focus includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical and biotechnology devices, digital health, bioinformatics, laboratory automation, genomics and diagnostics
  • Virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Social networking, online advertising and other software/internet technology

In addition to advising on strategic patent portfolio development and managing international patent portfolios, Antonia has years of experience in intellectual property litigation, conducting IP due diligence for M&A and financing transactions and post grant proceedings.

Antonia’s prior industry experience in hospitals and a clinical laboratory and as a researcher on the Drosophila Genome Project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory gives her a unique perspective valued by her life sciences clients. ​

She is also a prolific writer and frequent speaker on topics ranging from cutting edge patent-specific topics to diversity issues.

For example, Antonia recently authored:

  • “Gender Diversity in Patenting: Current Landscape and Recommendations, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Fenwick & West, Fall 2018
  • “Navigating Digital Health Patents in a Post-Alice World,” eHealth Law & Policy Journal, August 31, 2016

Additionally, Antonia is actively involved in Wogrammer, a part of the AnitaB.org Institute, an organization aimed at breaking stereotypes and inspiring women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.

Her work has resulted in ongoing recognitions and awards within the legal field.

​Recent recognitions and awards

  • Daily Journal, Top 75 IP Lawyers (2019)
  • IAM Patent 1000, Patent Prosecution (2019 and multiple other years)
  • Legal 500, Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) (2019 and multiple other years)
  • Chambers USA, Patent Prosecution (2019)
  • The Recorder, Women Leaders in Tech Law (2017)
  • Daily Journal, California’s Top 100 Women Lawyers (2017)
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group, Americas Women in Business Law Awards (shortlisted), recognition as a rising star in intellectual property law (2016)
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal, Women of Influence (2016)
  • Bizwomen, Woman to Watch in Silicon Valley (2016)
  • Flex, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, featured in “Spotlight” (2016)

 
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