Sonali Shah

Sonali Shah

San Francisco

Email sonali.shah@​

Phone +1 415 374 2476

Fax +1 415 374 2499

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Sonali Shah prepares and prosecutes patents in the United States. Leveraging a background in biochemical engineering, Sonali approaches preparing and prosecuting patents from a unique perspective.

Sonali's practice focuses on a wide range of technologies including medical devices, software, artificial intelligence systems, automotive technologies, and mechanical devices and machines.

Sonali chose intellectual property law because it is at the pinnacle of cutting-edge technologies across a myriad of industries. It is a stimulating area in which to practice because she is tasked with a new challenging technology each day.

While attending law school at Santa Clara University School of Law, Sonali earned the High Tech Law Certificate with a focus in Intellectual Property. She received her bachelor of science degree in biochemical engineering from the University of Georgia.

Education and admissions


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2018

B.S., The University of Georgia, 2015

Bar admissions and qualifications


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative experience

Preparing provisional and non-provisional patent applications for filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Reviewing and responding to Office Actions from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Counseling clients on the best strategies for responding to an Office Action from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Conducting an invention disclosure meeting with a client in preparation for drafting a patent application

Consulting with foreign associates for strategies regarding foreign patent applications

Conducting diligence for inter partes reviews

Preparing and filing trademark renewals

Conduct diligence and additional research for potential trademark infringement

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