Awards and Rankings October 04, 2021

Managing IP Names Naomi Birbach and Alexandra Valenti Rising Stars

Managing IP has named Goodwin partners Naomi Birbach and Alexandra Valenti Rising Stars in IP for 2021. This special publication recognizes the best up-and-coming intellectual property practitioners in private practice who have made material contributions to the success of their firms and clients.

Birbach is a partner in Goodwin’s IP Litigation group, where she focuses her practice on patent matters across a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, electrical devices, display systems, and software. Possessing significant trial experience, she has represented clients in numerous patent infringement lawsuits in federal courts nationwide as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in post-grant proceedings such as inter partes reviews (IPRs). Birbach is the Senior Project Editor of the firm’s biosimilars blog, Big Molecule Watch, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch for her work in Patent Litigation.

Valenti is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice and a member of the Life Sciences Disputes group, focusing her practice on patent matters across a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, consumer products, and software. Valenti has represented clients in numerous patent infringement lawsuits in federal courts nationwide, including significant victories after trial and on appeal, and has extensive experience in arbitrations related to IP licensing and related commercial agreements. She has been recognized for excellence by The Legal 500 United States, Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List and Managing IP.

This year, Managing IP expanded their coverage to feature more than 50 jurisdictions around the world. Rising Stars were selected based on independent research and information collected from thousands of practitioners/firms and their clients through interviews, emails and surveys.