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Knobbe Martens Partner, Salima Merani, Ph.D., Named to The Recorder’s “Women Leaders in Tech Law” List

Salima Merani, Ph.D., a partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, has been named to The Recorder’s list of “Women Leaders in Tech Law.” Honorees were selected by editors of The Recorder based on their recent accomplishments and their demonstrated ability to lead.

Knobbe Martens Partners Recognized as Top Attorneys in San Diego County

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partners Ryan Melnick, Kerry Taylor and Boris Zelkind have been selected as Top Attorneys in San Diego County for their intellectual property law and litigation practices by the San Diego Daily Transcript. The Knobbe Martens’ finalists were selected from over 900 nominees who represent the best in San Diego’s legal community.

Knobbe Martens Proud to Sponsor Orange County Lavender Bar Association’s Fourth Anniversary Party

Irvine, Calif.— On July 16, 2014, the Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) held its Fourth Anniversary Party in Irvine, California.  The OCLBA honored  Kathleen E. O’Leary, a Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal with the organization’s 2014 Community Leadership Award.  Justice O’Leary follows Justice David Thompson as the fourth recipient of the Community Leadership Award.

Knobbe Martens Client Applied Medical Resources Prevails in Inventorship Dispute Against Covidien

Last week, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP secured a case victory on behalf of client Applied Medical Resources, Inc. in an inventorship dispute filed by Covidien and Gaya Ltd. On July 11, the Central District Court of California issued a 132 page ruling in Applied Medical’s favor, stating that no individuals associated with Covidien or Gaya should be named as either sole or joint inventors on any of the Applied Medical patents at issue. 

Knobbe Martens Partner Eli Loots, Ph.D., Named 2014 Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

Eli Loots, Ph.D., a partner in Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP’s San Francisco office, has been named to the 2014 Northern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers magazine for his intellectual property practice. The Rising Stars list includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the region who are age 40 or younger and/or have been in practice for less than ten years.

Knobbe Martens Attorney Carrie Zhang Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 “Hot List”

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP associate Carrie Zhang has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes junior and mid-level lawyers of color under 40 who have excelled in their careers working as in-house counsel, government attorneys or law firm associates and partners.

Knobbe Martens Named “Best USA IP Law Firm” at 2014 International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, was recently recognized at the 2014 International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA) as the “Best USA IP Law Firm,” receiving the Gold Award for the firm’s excellence in patent prosecution law.

Knobbe Martens Secures Victory on Behalf of Client STAR EnviroTech Inc.; Patent Trial and Appeal Board Confirms Patentability of Evaporative Emission Testing Tools

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP successfully defended client STAR EnviroTech, Inc. against competitor Redline Detection, LLC. In early 2013, Redline filed a petition for inter partes review with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board challenging the claims of one of STAR’s patents for its evaporative emission testing tools. In an exceptional result (based on current statistics), the Board upheld the patentability of the challenged claims, resulting in a complete victory for STAR and the Knobbe Martens legal team.


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