MAYA SKUBATCH

Partner
Intellectual Property

EXPERIENCE:

Maya Skubatch is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focuses on strategic patent counseling for biotech, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies. She represents both private and public companies and works closely with licensing, litigation, corporate, and regulatory counsel to provide her clients with a holistic IP strategy. Her strategic counseling includes developing a comprehensive IP strategy for early-stage companies that maximizes patent protection for their lead products in light of their product development timelines and positioning them for successful exits. Maya assists clients with IP matters pertaining to financings, M&A, and partnership deals. She also helps companies and investors in IP due diligence.

SELECT REPRESENTATIONS:
  • Mirna Therapeutics in intellectual property matters related to its 2015 IPO
  • Labrys Biologics in intellectual property matters leading to its $825 million acquisition by Teva
  • Avalanche Biotechnologies (now Adverum) in intellectual property matters related to its 2014 IPO
  • Verinata in intellectual property matters leading to its $425 million acquisition by Illumina
  • Ion Torrent in intellectual property matters leading to its $725 million acquisition by Life Technologies
  • Virdia in intellectual property matters leading to its $62 million acquisition by Stora Enso
  • Capp Medical in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Roche
  • OPX Biotechnologies in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Cargill
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
    Intern, Affymetrix, Inc.; Extern in the chambers of the Honorable Judge Susan Illston, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
    Conducted research in the laboratories of Howard Hughes Professor Randy Scheckman and Professor Sung-Ho Kim
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone | 650-849-3330
Fax | 650-493-6811

Email | Maya Skubatchmskubatch@wsgr.com


Areas of Expertise

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