Sasha Rao, based in Maynard’s San Francisco office, is Chair of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Intellectual Property Practice. Sasha is a seasoned trial lawyer with over 22 years of experience and an established record of success in patent cases including matters for pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies. Sasha has represented generic and branded pharmaceutical companies in dozens of patent cases. Her physics background has enabled her to quickly master scientific issues, simplify the presentation of complex arguments and provide her clients with winning results in the courtroom. Sasha is registered to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and represents clients in Patent Office trials, including Inter Partes Review invalidity challenges. Sasha’s success and talents in the IP field have earned her recognition by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation: Intellectual Property. She was selected as an Intellectual PropertyTrailblazer for 2019 by the National Law Journal. She was also named by the Daily Journal in 2019 as one of California’s Top Women Lawyers, Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers, and Top Intellectual Property Lawyers. Sasha received her J.D.degree from the New York University School of Law, and has a B.A. degree in physics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.