Cecilia Sanabria

Cecilia Sanabria, Partner at Finnegan's, focuses her practice on complex patent litigation and client counseling in the mechanical, industrial, and electrical fields. She represents clients before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Cecilia has been selected as a DC Rising Star by the National Law Journal, recognized as a They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40 honoree by Bloomberg Law, as a HNBA Top Lawyer under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association, as a Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), and by World Intellectual Property Review as one of the “Influential Women in IP.”

Cecilia’s litigation experience spans the pre-trial, discovery, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation, and includes arguing motions in open court and examining witnesses in jury trials and hearings before the ITC. She manages fact discovery, drafts motions and legal briefs, and works with fact and expert witnesses. Cecilia also works with various aspects of patent prosecution and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings, including inter partes reviews (IPRs). She also has experience in drafting licensing and settlement agreements.

While obtaining her engineering degree, Cecilia worked for General Electric and was involved in engineering design in the area of aircraft engines as well as technical sales of medical systems.

Cecilia is currently the partner-in-charge of Finnegan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and previously served as co-lead of Finnegan FORWARD (Focused on Raising Women’s Advancement, Representation, and Development), the firm’s women’s business initiative.

  • Next: 6-7 Feb 2023 Live online
  • Also: 23-24 May 2023 Live online
  • Also: 7 Aug 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 16-17 Nov 2023 Live online

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

Live online, Classroom

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Cecilia Sanabria