Wendy Lynn Devine is a partner-elect in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Wendy's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation with a concentration in patent litigation and counseling. She has counseled and represented clients in matters involving various technologies and processes, including biotechnology, biosimilars, pharmaceuticals, medical methods, trademarks, and trade secrets. Wendy has significant experience in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation and related client counseling, including pre-litigation strategy. She has represented clients in litigations in several jurisdictions, including the District of Delaware, District of New Jersey, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of California, and San Diego Superior Court.

In addition to intellectual property, Wendy's practice includes litigation and client counseling involving privacy and information governance. She is particularly interested in issues involving the intersection of information management and ownership and privacy. This area of Wendy's practice includes evaluation of evolving law relating to data management in healthcare and internet contexts, including HIPAA, ECPA, and security breach legislation, as well as risk management pertaining to growth fields and emerging technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Wendy acquired an extensive scientific background at the University of California, Davis. Her work included laboratory research focused on high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), genetic sequencing, animal husbandry, histology, and physiology. Wendy maintains a strong interest in agricultural sciences.

  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
  • M.S., Animal Science, University of California, Davis
    Emphasis in Genetics
  • B.S., Animal Science, University of California, Davis
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • WSGR John Wilson Award for pro bono service, 2011-2012
  • WSGR Community Service Award, 2008-2009
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (State Bar of California; 2009, 2012)
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone | 415-947-2027

Email | Wendy Devinewdevine@wsgr.com

Areas of Expertise

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