Press Release October 12, 2022

Managing IP 2022 Recognizes Goodwin Practices and Rising Stars

Managing IP has recognized Goodwin practices for excellence in Intellectual Property law and named partners Naomi Birbach and Alexandra Valenti Rising Stars in IP for 2022. The annual guide covers more than 70 jurisdictions globally, and is considered the most comprehensive rankings publication for the IP profession.

Managing IP highlighted Goodwin’s capacity to represent the innovators and investors in Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Patent and Trademark matters around the world. The firm’s rankings this year include:

  • United States: IP Transactions / Life Sciences IP / Patent Contentious
  • California: Patent Contentious
  • District of Columbia: Patent Contentious
  • Massachusetts: Patent Contentious / Patent Prosecution / Trademark
  • New York: Patent Contentious
  • United Kingdom: IP Transactions

Birbach and Valenti were named Rising Stars in IP for 2022. 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).

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.

To learn more about Goodwin’s 2022 rankings, visit Managing IP.