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Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014
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Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that ten associates have been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2014.  The new partners include Michael R. Christensen, Ben J. Everton, Jason A. Gersting, Ph.D., Jeffery L. Hallstrom, Baraa Kahf, Alan G. Laquer, Bridget A. Smith and Vlad Teplitskiy based in the firm’s Orange County office and Jing Liu, Ph.D. and Maria V. Stout based in the San Diego office.

“The firm supports 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 counseling, prosecution, litigation, trials and appeals. The partners have diverse technical areas of expertise covering chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, consumer products, electronics and computer software and hardware, neutraceuticals 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, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C.  More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.

 

Michael R. Christensen Michael R. Christensen
J.D. Brigham Young University
B.S. Brigham Young University, Electrical Engineering
 
Ben J. Everton Ben J. Everton
J.D. University of Utah
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles, Mechanical Engineering
 
Jason A. Gersting, Ph.D. Jason A. Gersting, Ph.D.
J.D. The University of Florida
Ph.D. The University of Florida, Physiology
M.S. Indiana University School of Medicine, Pharmacology
B.S. Purdue University, Neuroscience & Physiology
Jeffrey L. Hallstrom Jeffrey L. Hallstrom
J.D. Brigham Young University
B.S. Brigham Young University, Applied Physics
 
Baraa Kahf Baraa Kahf
J.D. University of California, Davis
B.S. University of California, Irvine, Information & Computer Science
 
Alan Laquer Alan Laquer
J.D. New York University
B.S. University of California, Irvine, Information & Computer Science
 
Jing Liu, Ph.D. Jing Liu, Ph.D.
J.D. University of Utah
Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center, Biology
B.S. Wuhan University, Biology
Bridget Smith Bridget Smith
J.D. Arizona State University
M.S. Case Western Reserve University, Chemical Engineering
B.S. Case Western Reserve University, Chemical Engineering
Maria V. Stout Maria V. Stout
J.D. University of San Diego
B.S. United States Naval Academy, Ocean Engineering
 
Vlad Teplitskiy Vlad Teplitskiy
J.D. University of California, Hastings
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles, Electrical Engineering
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles, Computer Science & Engineering

Contact 

Jenna Stenderup (619) 293-3175

Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Michael R. Christensen is a partner in our Orange County office. Mr. Christensen represents clients in the medical device, electronics, media and entertainment, and computer software...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Ben Everton is a partner in our Orange County office. Mr. Everton’s practice focuses on patent litigation, with clients involved in various technologies including medical devices,...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Jason Gersting is a partner in the Orange County office. He focuses on patent and trademark prosecution and strategic intellectual property portfolio management in the biotechnology...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Jeffery Hallstrom is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office.  Mr. Hallstrom’s practice focuses on IP strategy and patent prosecution in the fields of optical systems, medical...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Baraa Kahf's practice includes several areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation with an emphasis on computer software...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Alan G. Laquer is a partner in our Orange County office.  Mr. Laquer litigates a range of intellectual property matters with a particular focus on patent litigation related to...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
When I was young, my dad wanted me to become a dentist at his practice in rural Pennsylvania.  I had other plans—I wanted to be an engineer.  That choice set me on a lifetime path of...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Vlad advises clients in the areas of strategic patent procurement, patent portfolio management, and other related issues. He frequently counsels clients in the electronics,...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Jing Liu, Ph.D. focuses her practice on patent prosecution, counseling on patent infringement and validity issues, management of patent and other intellectual property assets,...
Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2014
Intellectual property attorney, professor of law, former Naval Officer and mechanical engineer Maria Stout advises on patent and other IP prosecution, strategic planning and...
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