Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP and partners Maria Anderson, Mark Benedict, William Bunker, Jon Gurka, Daniel Hart, John King, Salima Merani, Joseph Re, Arthur Rose, Mauricio Uribe and Lori Yamato have been recognized in the inaugural edition of the IAM 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012.
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.
On June 13, 2012, ICANN publicly released the list of generic top-level domain name (gTLD) applications. ICANN had announced that just over 1,900 applications had been submitted. The new gTLDs will provide an opportunity for established organizations to operate their own top level domain names, expanding TLDs from the current twenty-two extensions (which include .com, .net, and .org), to potentially hundreds more.
Partners Carol Pitzel Cruz and Mauricio Uribe, based in the Seattle, Washington office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, have been selected as 2012 Washington Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for their intellectual property law and litigation practices. Both have been recognized in previous years.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has been recognized as the Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (West) and Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (West) by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
The firm was named Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year for securing two U.S. patents on behalf of Kyoto University, and was named Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for their management, protection and enforcement of the Monster Energy® trademark portfolio.
Partners Michelle Armond, Amy Christensen Chun, Curtis Huffmire, Jonathan Hyman, Benjamin Katzenellenbogen, Lauren Keller Katzenellenbogen, Sabing Lee and Sheila Swaroop of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP have been selected as 2012 Southern California Rising Starsby Super Lawyers for their intellectual property law and litigation practices. All have been recognized in previous years.
Bryan Wahl, M.D., partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, has been named to the Lawyers on the Fast Track list by The Recorder. He is one of only 50 lawyers recognized in the inaugural list which honors California lawyers whose early accomplishments suggest they will be among the leaders of the legal profession in coming years.
Melanie Seelig and Christopher Sweeney, partners in the Seattle office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, will serve as faculty members at the 2012 Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) Summer Institute, hosted by the University of Washington School of Law, July 19- August 3, 2012.
Christy Lea, litigation partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, has been named among the top 10 life science litigators in the United States by Managing Intellectual Property.
Based in the firm’s Orange County office, Lea represents clients in high-stake patent cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Her practice focuses primarily on medical device and pharmaceutical cases.