Squire Patton Boggs Welcomes Intellectual Property Partner in Palo Alto

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Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce the addition of partner Sarah Mirza to its global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. She joins the firm from the Silicon Valley IP boutique Artegis Law Group.

“Sarah has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor to an impressive roster of Silicon Valley clients, particularly in the electronics and software space,” said David Elkins, leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. “Her strong technical background, legal acumen and entrepreneurial approach to client development make her a great fit into our global IP&T team.”

Ms. Mirza focuses her practice on building valuable patent portfolios for her clients in the electronics, software technology industry in Silicon Valley. Ms. Mirza has specific expertise in protecting artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations, including innovations in computer vision, generative models, medical imaging, and drug development. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. She also advises and assists clients in enforcing patent and other IP assets and developing and executing defensive strategies with respect to third-party patent assets. Ms. Mirza also routinely performs invalidity and infringement analyses and has been involved in several post-grant proceedings at the USPTO.

Ms. Mirza was a software engineer before starting her legal career. She has technical specialties in areas related to computer science, including AI and machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, databases, complex system architectures, network and computer security, and data analytics. Those specialties enable her to delve deeply into a client’s technologies and develop thoughtful and customized patent strategies.

Commenting on her move to the firm, Ms. Mirza said, “Moving to Squire brings together the benefits of working in a firm with both substantial international capabilities and a well-recognized and diverse patent practice. This is a thrilling time to be a high-tech IP attorney with innovation happening at groundbreaking speed and legal issues of first impression regularly arising as a result of that innovation. I am excited to work with the team at Squire, both my new colleagues here in Northern California and across other parts of the firm, to provide world-class support to our clients who continue to make giant strides with their innovations.”

Squire Patton Boggs was recognized in World Intellectual Property Review (“WIPR”) Insights’ inaugural USA Trademarks rankings, which highlights firms and lawyers that global brands rely on to protect and maximize the value of vital assets. The firm’s global Intellectual Property Practice Group advises clients in developing, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property to advance clients’ business interests and increase shareholder value across multiple jurisdictions and geographies.

Ms. Mirza earned her JD (summa cum laude) from Santa Clara University School of Law, and her BS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Earlier this week the firm also announced the addition of Malisheia Douglas to its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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