Partners Ned Israelsen, Fred Berretta, Joseph Reisman, John Carson and Boris Zelkind of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP have been selected as 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers® for their intellectual property law and litigation practices. All have been recognized in previous years.
Israelsen, managing partner of the San Diego office, was recognized for his intellectual property law practice which focuses on advising startup companies and established businesses in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical industries.
Berretta was recognized for his intellectual property litigation practice which primarily focuses on patent infringement cases involving many different technology areas, including medical devices, electronics and communications, software, biotechnology and diagnostics, chemicals, semiconductors, and mechanical devices.
Reisman was recognized for his intellectual property litigation practice in which he focuses on the pharmaceutical industry. His litigation practice includes work on behalf of plaintiffs in patent infringement litigation and trade secret misappropriation litigation, as well as work on behalf of defendants. His work for defendants includes counseling and handling litigation (including appeals) for generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, including work has led to the early market entry of an affordable generic version of Lipitor®, as well as other prominent drug products.
Carson was recognized for his intellectual property law practice which includes representation of multinational and R&D labs in the European and Asian markets, and companies with a wide range of technologies including healthcare software, video and image processing, mobile phone handset and infrastructure software, flat panel display, Li-ion battery, fuel cell and semiconductor industries.
Zelkind was recognized for his intellectual property litigation practice. He focuses his litigation practice on patent infringement actions in areas of medical devices, electronics, and tactical products, including appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement actions throughout the United States.
The selection of Super Lawyers is based on a three-step process in which more than 10,000 San Diego-based attorneys are invited to participate in a survey and then asked to nominate outstanding attorneys based on their actions both in and out of the courtroom. Nominations are reviewed and selected attorneys are then grouped by practice area and asked to participate in a peer evaluation panel. Published by Law & Politics, San Diego Super Lawyers features the top five percent of attorneys in San Diego County.
With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation. Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.