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Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced its continued commitment to providing the highest quality legal services with the addition of 22 new associates firm-wide.

“As the firm’s client base continues to grow there is continued demand for the best and brightest legal talent,” said Steven Nataupsky, managing partner of Knobbe Martens. “We are proud to have an outstanding group of new associates join the firm.”     

12 associates join the Orange County office, including Nicholas Belair, Devanie DuFour, Cameron Jahansouz, Jenna C. Kelleher, Christopher E. Kokoska, Chang Sik Lim, Alexander J. Martinez, Hans L. Mayer, Ron Songkoo Ro, Callie Sand, Kent N. Shum, Jessica C. Sganga, Mark Speegle and Samantha C. Yarnell.

The San Diego office welcomes seven new associates including Caleb A. Bates, Paul S. Brockland, Tom Cowan, Ryan S. Furtado, Saleh Kaihani, Seong-Hee (Emily) Lee, and Paul Liu. The Seattle office welcomes Yiheng Li.

Associates in the 2013 associate class hold degrees from prestigious law schools across the United States including Stanford, Northwestern, Emory University, Washington University, Boston University, William and Mary, UC Hastings, Pepperdine University, UC Davis, Loyola University and the University of Texas. In addition to law degrees, many hold advanced degrees including Ph.D.s and Masters degrees in various engineering and science disciplines. 

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


Jenna Stenderup (619) 293-3175

Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Nick Belair is a litigation associate based in our San Francisco office. Nick focuses his practice primarily on patent litigation.  He has litigated matters involving a wide range of...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Devanie A. DuFour's practice includes patent prosecution with an emphasis on competitive strategies. She focuses on the mechanical and medical device industry. Ms. DuFour was a Patent...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Chang Lim practices intellectual property law, with a focus on patent counseling and protection of innovations in the electronics, software, and healthcare industries.  He represents...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Alex Martinez counsels clients regarding patent and intellectual property matters. Alex has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technology areas. “In...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Hans Mayer's practice focuses on intellectual property disputes relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition. In 2017, Hans was selected to...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Jessica Sganga focuses on domestic and international trademark, unfair competition, copyright, data privacy, advertising, and internet law. Her practice includes domestic and foreign...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Tom is a senior associate in the San Diego office.  Serving clients worldwide, he counsels on overall IP strategy, prosecutes patents and trademarks, conducts pre-litigation...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Associates
Ryan Furtado is an associate that focuses on obtaining international and US IP rights for his clients.  Ryan has extensive patent prosecution and counseling experience in the wireless...
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