Knobbe Martens Names Thirteen New Partners; Continued Firm Growth Anticipated For 2011

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has announced the advancement of 12 associates to partnership effective January 1, 2011. The new partners are Adam Gilbert, Agnes Juang, Jarom Kesler, Ted Papagiannis, Steven Ruden, Bryan Wahl and Thomas Yee, based in the firm’s Orange County office, Derek Dailey and Kimberly Miller, based in the San Diego office, Colin Heideman and Christopher Sweeney, based in the Seattle office, and Nicholas Zovko, based in the firm’s Riverside office.

“Each of our new partners is firmly committed to Knobbe Martens’ goal of providing the highest quality client service in all aspects of our practice,” said Steven Nataupsky, managing partner of Knobbe Martens. “The firm supports a culture of internal growth; most of the new lawyers we hire hold advanced degrees in a vast array of technologies and are able to work closely with our clients to protect their ideas and brands.”

Knobbe Martens, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the nation, has continued its nationwide expansion by hiring 28 new associates firm wide this past fall. In the past 15 months, Knobbe Martens’ Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle offices have all moved to larger office space to accommodate the firm’s continued growth.

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property 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 San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

Contact: Heather Shearer (619) 293-3175