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 21 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.”

15 associates join the Orange County office, including Michael Burns, Angela Dremann, Paul Famiglietti, Justin Gillett, Zachary Glantz, Alison Hill, Stephanie Johnson, Michael Lee, Jonathan Menkes, John Sadlik, Rick Thompson, Qi (Peter) Tong, Yue (Joy) Wang, Show Wang, and Yifang Zhao.

The San Diego office welcomes nine new associates including Caleb Bean, Brian Flynn, Mitchell Hadley, Fred Hale, Robert Hilton, Daniel Hughes, Andrew Ng, Claine Snow, and Kun Wang. The San Francisco office welcomes Brian Graham and Grant McAdams, and the Silicon Valley office welcomes Eric Zhou. The Seattle office welcomes Scott Forbes and Andrew Quecan, and the Washington, D.C. office welcomes Catherine Gourash and Chris Kennedy.

Associates in the 2014 associate class hold degrees from prestigious law schools across the United States including Stanford, Washington University, UCLA, New York University, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Cornell University, UC Davis, University of Texas, and UC Berkeley. 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, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C. More information about the firm can be found at