Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Rankings & Recognition

Rankings & Recognition

Rankings & Recognition

We've found that if you focus on excellence, accolades usually follow. We're proud to be so recognized by pundits and peers alike.

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FIRM RANKINGS & RECOGNITION

  • Ranked in Benchmark Litigation 2019 Guide 
    October 10, 2018 | Litigation | National | Regional | Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked Among 2019 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
    November 1, 2018 | Litigation - Patent (Regional Tier 1; National Tier 1) | Litigation - Intellectual Property (Regional Tier 1; National Tier 2) | Patents (Regional Tier 1; National Tier 1) | Trademarks (Regional Tier 1; National Tier 2) | Information Technology Law (Regional Tier 1; National Tier 2) | Technology Law (Regional Tier 1; National Tier 3) | Appellate Practice (Regional Tier 3) U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • Named a 2018 "Top IP Boutique Law Firm" in California by the Daily Journal 
    October 24, 2018 | Regional | The Daily Journal 
  • Recognized in Legal Media Group's (LMG) "Life Sciences Survey"
    September 29, 2018 | Hatch-Waxman Litigation (Generic) | Patent Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Patent Strategy & Management | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Ranked a Top 50 IPR Firm in Patexia's 2018 IPR Intelligence Report
    September 1, 2018 | Inter Partes Review (IPR) | National | Patexia 
  • Ranked #1 "Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys" based on Firm Size
    June 17, 2018 | Diversity | National | Law360
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 "United States 2018"
    June 7, 2018 | Patent Licensing | Patent Litigation | Patent Prosecution (Reexamination and Post-Grant Proceedings) | Trademarks | National | The Legal 500
  • Ranked in California and Seattle as a Leading Law Firm for Patent Prosecution, Transactions and Litigation in "IAM Patent 1000" Guide
    June 6, 2018 | Prosecution | Transactions | Litigation | National | Regional | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine
  • Ranked Top 20 for Overall Diversity in The American Lawyer's "Diversity Scorecard" 
    May 29, 2018 | Diversity | National | The American Lawyer
  • Recognized Nationally and Regionally in Managing IP's 2018 "IP Stars" Handbook
    May 18, 2018 | Life Sciences | Patent Contentious | Patent Prosecution | Trademark Contentious | Trademark Prosecution | PTAB Litigation | National | Regional | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Ranked a Top California Law Firm for Patent Prosecution and Recognized for Life Sciences in "Chambers USA 2018"
    May 3, 2018 | Patent Prosecution | Life Sciences | Regional | Chambers & Partners
  • Ranked #3 Largest IP Boutique Firm in 2017 by Law360
    April 15, 2018 | National | Law360
  • Winner of the 2018 "Law Firm of the Year" Award by the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) 
    January 26, 2018 | Trademarks | National | Regional | Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC)
  • Recognized Among Top Trademark Law Firms in U.S. and California in 2018 "World Trademark Review 1000"
    January 25, 2018 | Litigation | Prosecution | Trademarks | National | Regional | World Trademark Review (WTR)
  • Ranked Among "Top 100 Verdicts of 2016" by the National Law Journal - Among Top 10 for IP Verdicts
    April 25, 2017 | National | The National Law Journal (NLJ)
  • Named a Top Patent Prosecution and Trademark Firm in Managing IP's (MIP) 2017 "North America Awards" 
    March 24, 2017 | Prosecution | Trademark Contentious | Regional | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)

 

ATTORNEY RECOGNITION

  • Joseph Re and John Sganga Recognized as a "Litigation Star" in the Benchmark Litigation 2019 Guide
    October 10, 2018 | Attorneys: Re, Sganga | Benchmark Litigation
  • Thirteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized as "Life Science Stars" by LMG Life Sciences 
    September 29, 2018 | Hatch-Waxman Litigation (Generic) | Patent Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Patent Strategy & Management | Attorneys: Altman, Fuller, Lea, Lee (Sabing), Mallon, Merani, Miller, Re, Reisman, Sganga, Swaroop, von Hoffmann, Zimmerman | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Salima Merani Honored "Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year" for Life Sciences in California
    September 13, 2018 | Life Sciences | Regional | Legal Media Group (LMG) 
  • Fifteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
    August 15, 2018 | Appellate | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Copyrights | Trade Secrets | Information Technology | Technology | Attorneys: Anderson, Carson, Cianfrani, Jennings, Nataupsky, Pitzel Cruz, Re, Reisman, Seelig, Sganga (John), Swaroop, Uribe, Vogel Weil, Zadra-Symes, Zelkind | National | Best Lawyers®
  • Michelle Armond, Jonathan Bachand and Jared Bunker Recognized in Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List" 
    July 5, 2018 | Attorneys: Armond, Bachand, Bunker | Benchmark Litigation 
  • Mauricio Uribe Named 2018 "Washington Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers 
    June 18, 2018 | Patents | Attorney: Uribe | Regional | Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Five Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2018 "Southern California Rising Stars"  
    June 7, 2018 | Litigation | Attorneys: Armond, Bunker (Jared), Dremann, Kachner, Kahf | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Twenty-Three Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named The World's Leading Patent Professionals in the 2017 "IAM Patent 1000" Guide   
    June 6, 2018 | Post-Grant Procedures | Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit | Prosecution | Transactions | Litigation | Attorneys: Akhtar, Anderson, Benedict, Carson, Fuller, Gurka, King, Lateef, Loots, Mallon, Merani, Miller, Pitzel Cruz, Re, Reisman, Schoenbaum, Seelig, Sganga (John), Uribe, Vogel Weil, von Hoffmann, Zimmerman | Regional | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 
  • Twelve Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized as Top "IP STARS" by Managing IP (MIP)
    May 18, 2018 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Anderson (Maria), Gurka, Jensen, Lea, Lee, Merani, Natland, Re, Roby, Sganga, von Hoffmann, Zimmerman | National | MIP
  • Joseph Re Recognized in the IP: Patent Category of "Chambers USA 2018" Guide
    May 3, 2018 | Litigation | Patents | Regional | Chambers & Partners
  • Bill Zimmerman Named 2018 "Washington D.C. Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers 
    April 23, 2018 | Litigation | Patents | Attorney: Zimmerman | Regional | Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Jonathan Bachand and Lincoln Essig Named 2018 "Washington D.C. Rising Star" by Super Lawyers 
    April 23, 2018 | Litigation | Patents | Attorneys: Bachand, Essig | Regional | Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Four Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named Among "Top IP Lawyers in California "
    April 19, 2018 | Attorneys: Merani, Muehlhauser, Re, Sganga (John) | Litigation | Patents | Daily Journal
  • Brian Horne Recognized in the 2018 BTI "Client Service All-Stars" Report 
    March 30, 2018 | Litigation | BTI Consulting Group 
  • Michael Fuller and Boris Zelkind Named 2018 "San Diego Super Lawyer" 
    March 30, 2018 | Litigation | Patents | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Benjamin Anger, Christopher DiLeo, and Maria Stout Named 2018 "San Diego Rising Star" 
    March 30, 2018 | Litigation | Patents | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Susan Natland Recognized as the Exclusive Winner of the 2018 "Client Choice Award" in the IP: Trademarks, California category 
    February 16, 2018 |  Attorney: Natland | International Law Office (ILO) 
  • Twenty-one Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2018 "Southern California Super Lawyers" 
    January 30, 2018 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Cianfrani, Friedland, Gurka, Holcomb, Horne, Hyman, Jennings, Katzenellenbogen (Ben), King, Larson, Lateef, Lee (Sabing), Nataupsky, Natland, Re, Sganga (John), Stewart, Summers, Swaroop, von Hoffmann, Vogel Weil | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Stacey Halpern, Catherine Holland, Jonathan Hyman, Susan Natland, Gregory Phillips, Diane Reed, Craig Summers, Jeff Van Hoosear, and Lynda Zadra-Symes Recognized as The World's Leading Trademark Professionals in 2018 "WTR 1000"
    January 25, 2018 | Litigation | Prosecution | Trademarks | Attorneys: Halpern, Holland, Hyman, Natland, Phillips, Reed, Summers, Van Hoosear, Zadra-Symes | National | World Trademark Review (WTR)
  • Michael Fuller Named to San Diego Business Journal's "SD500" List 
    January 8, 2018 | National | San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ)
  • Steven Nataupsky Named to Orange County Business Journal's "OC500" List
    January 5, 2018 | National | Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) 
  • Brian Horne and Karen Vogel Weil Recognized as "Leaders in Law" by the Los Angeles Business Journal 
    October 30, 2017 | Attorneys: Horne, Weil | Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ)
  • Douglas Muehlhauser Recognized as a "Giant Slayer" by The Recorder
    September 15, 2017 | Attorney: Muehlhauser | The Recorder
  • David Weiss Recognized as one of "The Most Influential IP Attorneys" in the LA Region
    August 14, 2017 | Attorney: Weiss  | Regional | Los Angeles Business Journal 
  • Christy Lea Recognized as a "Woman to Watch" by the AIPLA Women in IP Committee
    July 10, 2017 | Diversity | Attorney: Lea  | National | American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
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