13 Knobbe Martens Partners Named 2021 “IP STARS” by Managing IP

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that 13 partners have been named 2021 IP STARS by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP). These partners were recognized for their exceptional patent, trademark and/or transactions work:

Maria Anderson (Patent Star)

Jon Gurka (Patent Star)

Stephen Jensen (Patent Star)

Christy Lea (Patent Star)

Sabing Lee (Patent Star)

Salima Merani, Ph.D. (Trademark Star, Transactions Star)

Susan Natland (Trademark Star)

Carol Pitzel Cruz (Patent Star)

Joseph Re (Patent Star)

Robert Roby (Patent Star, Trademark Star)

John Sganga (Patent Star)

Gerard von Hoffmann (Patent Star)

William Zimmerman (Patent Star)

Managing IP recently recognized Knobbe Martens for its nationwide top-tier Intellectual Property Life Sciences practice. Additionally, the firm’s Trademark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious practices received national and regional recognition along with its Intellectual Property practice in Washington State.

Managing IP’s annual rankings are based on six months of research, which includes analysis of firm-submitted and publicly available information, as well as market feedback. Attorneys selected as part of the annual list are senior practitioners who are considered leaders within their firm and practice area by peers.

You can learn more about Managing IP’s selection process for IP STARS here, and view the firm’s individual rankings here.

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has close to 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at