• University of Puget Sound, B.S. biology (2012)
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (2018) cum laude


  • California

Maria Sokova


Maria Sokova is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the Litigation Group.

Maria has experience representing clients in state and federal courts in technology-related litigation, copyright infringement and DMCA, trade secret and trademark misappropriation, and complex commercial matters. Using her litigation experience, Maria also counsels clients on matters related to technology transactions, IP protection, and terms and policies for companies ranging from start-ups to market leaders.

Maria’s pro bono practice includes intellectual property, international policy, and wrongful conviction matters.

Maria graduated Order of the Coif from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she also served as co-president of the Women & Law Association and president of the Biotechnology Law Group. While in law school, Maria also participated in a clinic with the Northern California Innocence Project on litigation matters in wrongful conviction cases.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented software giant in multiple lawsuits on intellectual property and complex litigation matters involving copyright, DMCA, and contract claims. 
  • Represented social media company in a case regarding unauthorized access to infrastructure and data scraping. 
  • Defending innovative technology company in a trademark case involving audio wearables. 
  • Successfully represented an award-winning start-up that develops ready-to-wear mixed reality glasses in a trademark opposition and litigation proceeding.

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