For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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Saina S. Shamilov

Partner, Litigation  

Mountain View 650.335.7694


Saina Shamilov’s national practice focuses on patent and other intellectual property litigation and counseling. She has experience with all aspects of litigation including summary judgment, trial and appeal. She has successfully represented clients in various jurisdictions around the country including Northern District of California, Central District of California, District of Delaware, and Eastern District of Texas. She has also represented clients in Section 337 investigations instituted by the U.S. International Trade Commission and represented petitioners and patent owners in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Saina has been repeatedly recognized as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers. In 2015, Saina was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of Silicon Valley’s most influential women. Saina was also recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer by the Bar Association of San Francisco's Justice & Diversity Center in 2016 for her pro bono work.

Prior to attending law school, Saina was a software engineer. 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 developed a record of establishing early defense strategies that drive early settlements or dismissals with non-practicing entities. Saina has successfully represented clients in various technological fields including networking and telecommunications, e-commerce and Internet-related technologies, software engineering, computer architecture, CRM systems and database management.

In 2014, Saina was a second-chair trial counsel for Zillow and Adchemy winning a defense verdict in the Western District of North Carolina against competitor LendingTree. After a five weeks trial, the jury found that Zillow and Adchemy did not infringe the asserted patents and the patents were invalid.

Saina was a trial counsel for winning a defense jury verdict in Delaware in Cordance v. in which two of the three asserted patents were found not infringed and the third invalid.​