Reed Smith partner Marianne Schaffner once again is in the running to receive the Patent Strategy & Management Lawyer of the Year honours from the LMG Life Sciences EMEA 2024 Awards.

Schaffner is a well-known intellectual property litigator based in Reed Smith’s Paris office. She heads the firm’s intellectual property team in Paris and its patent practice in Europe.

She is recognized for coordinating and managing complex national and transnational patent disputes and related issues in the health care, pharmaceuticals, biotech, chemistry, technology and telecommunications sectors.

It is notable that Schaffner won the Patent Strategy & Management award last year, after being shortlisted.

Winners will be announced on May 16 at an awards ceremony in London.

The LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards recognise the region’s most distinguished practitioners and their firms for their exemplary work in the life sciences legal practice over the past 12 months. LMG Life Sciences is a leading guide to the pre-eminent law firms and lawyers in life sciences.