Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2013

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, announces the advancement of eleven associates to partnership effective January 1, 2013. The new partners are Sean Ambrosius, Derek Bayles, Cheryl Burgess, Brian Claassen, Brent M. Dougal, Stephen Larson, Mark Lezama, Gregory Phillips, Ali Razai, and Terry Tullis based in the firm’s Orange County office, and Jeremy Edwards, based in the Washington, D.C. office.

“The firm fosters a culture of internal growth,” said Steven Nataupsky, managing partner of Knobbe Martens. “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.”

The new partners’ practices cover all areas of intellectual property law including patent and trademark litigation, strategic patent and trademark portfolio management, licensing and enforcement strategies. The partners have diverse technical areas of expertise covering semiconductor technology, automotive technology, biotechnology, optics, medical devices, electronics, computer software and hardware, and mechanical engineering.

With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation. Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C. More information about the firm can be found at

Contact: Jenna Stenderup (619) 293-3175