Intellectual Property Litigation Partners Samantha Wilson and Rob Vrana Named 2023 Rising Stars by Managing IP

October 6, 2023Press Release

Young Conaway is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Litigation Partners Samantha Wilson and Rob Vrana have been recognized as 2023 Rising Stars.

Samantha Wilson is a federal court practitioner who has served in both lead and local counsel capacities in patent and trade secret matters.

She uses her experience litigating before the District of Delaware in both bench and jury trials to identify and evaluate strategic options for her clients at every phase of litigation. Samantha represents clients across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, software, consumer electronics, and wireless telecommunications.

Rob Vrana's lifelong interest in creative endeavors has led to his interest in both courtroom practice and a focus on intellectual property considerations affecting creators, inventors, and businesses.

He assists clients with matters ranging from litigating patent infringement disputes to counseling on protections for copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Rob also has experience with other types of commercial disputes, including litigating in various state and federal trial courts and managing complex electronic discovery.

About Rising Stars by Managing IP

In 2018, Managing IP introduced its official Rising Stars publication, which highlights emerging intellectual property professionals working in private practice who have made significant contributions to the success of their respective firms and clients. 

The Rising Stars list compiles research gathered from over 50 jurisdictions, including data collected for the IP Stars rankings as well as the Managing IP Awards program. Research analysts thoroughly review this information with a particular focus on firm submissions and feedback from the market. The selection process primarily evaluates an individual's contributions and expertise, but it also considers their involvement in the intellectual property community.  

To learn more about the Rising Stars list, visit Rising Stars (