Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2015

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that eight associates have been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2015. The new partners include Andrew Lloyd and Jason Swartz based in the firm’s Orange County office, Benjamin Anger and Ian Gillies based in the San Diego office, Mark Kachner based in Los Angeles office, Aaron Davis and David Trossen based in the San Francisco office, and Lincoln Essig based in the Washington DC office.

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 software and information technology, electronics and semiconductors, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, consumer products and mechanical engineering.

About Knobbe Martens

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

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