Simone T. Raess

Simone T. Raess: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Associate at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Simone Raess focuses her practice in intellectual property law and technology. She has experience drafting and prosecuting patents and trademarks, as well as counseling on related matters. Simone’s patent practice covers a wide range of technical areas, with experience in biosciences, as well as chemical, mechanical, mining and aerospace patents, among others. Simone also assists clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights, through licensing negotiations and litigation.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Approaching Antibody Patents After Amgen V. Sanofi, Co-Author, Law360 (January 30, 2019)
• What To Consider When Crafting Biotech NDAs, Co-Author, Life Science Leader (October 4, 2018)
• Intellectual Property Implications of a Trump Presidency, Co-Presenter, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Center for Law, Science & Innovation, Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2016)
• Writ of Certiorari Denied in Oracle v. Google: Software Declaring Code, Including Structure, Sequence, and Organization Remains Protectable as Copyright, Co-Author JD Supra Business Advisor (August 4, 2015)
• Investigation of the Case, Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Co-Author, Second Edition, West Publishing (2005) (2012 Supplement)

Community Involvement

•Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentor

Other Professional Experience

•U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Judicial Clerk to the Honorable James R. Spencer (2013-2014)
•U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Roger L. Gregory (Spring 2012)
•United States Attorney's Office, Summer Legal Intern (2011)
•CSL Plasma, Center Manager (2006-2009), Senior Biomedical Technician, Management Trainee, Assistant Center Manager (2002-2006)
•Arizona State University, Laboratory Research Assistant for Dr. B. Jacobs and Dr. Y. Chang (2000-2002)
•Indiana University School of Medicine, Volunteer Research Assistant for Dr. C. Aldrich (2000)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.S., Biochemistry, Microbiology, 2004
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Richmond Law Review, Executive Board, Moot Court Board, Presidential Scholar, Alpha Chi Sigma, Reporter, 2013
Year of First Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2013, Virginia; 2015, Arizona; United States Patent and Trademark Office; Supreme Court of Arizona; Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•State Bar of Arizona
•State Bar of Virginia


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