Knobbe Martens Receives Top IP Rankings from The Legal 500; Selected as Winner for Patent Non-Contentious Law Firm of the Year

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has been selected as this year’s winner for Patent Non-Contentious Law Firm of the Year by The Legal 500, an annually published directory of the top legal service providers worldwide. The firm was also recognized for its outstanding legal work in five intellectual property categories including Patent Licensing and Transactional, Patent Litigation: Full Coverage, Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents and Trademarks: Non-Contentious. Specifically, Knobbe Martens was praised for “its renowned strength in the sporting goods, consumer products, and personal care and nanotechnology industries.”

In addition to receiving high overall firm practice rankings, 16 Knobbe Martens attorneys were commended for their experience and accomplishments in the practice of intellectual property law in the following categories:

Patent Licensing and Transactional

Art Rose

Mauricio Uribe

Lori Yamato

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (Full Coverage)

Jonathan Hyman

Steve Nataupsky

Susan Natland

Diane Reed

Jeff Van Hoosear

Patent Litigation: Full Coverage

Jon Gurka

Joe Jennings

Joe Re

John Sganga

Patent Prosecution:

John Carson

Mike Fuller

John King

Salima Merani , Ph.D.

Steve Nataupsky

Published for more than 25 years, The Legal 500 is one of the definitive guides to the legal market in more than 90 countries. The guide’s editorial-driven rankings are based on the opinions of the editors and research they conduct with competitors, peers, and clients. For more information and the full directory please see The Legal 500 website.

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

Contact: Jenna Stenderup (619) 293-3175