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Knobbe Martens Partners Ben Anger, Fred Berretta, and Kimberly Miller Selected to San Diego Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2015” List

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that San Diego partners Ben Anger, Fred Berretta and Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., have been selected by The San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) to its Best of the Bar 2015 list.

Mr. Anger’s practice is primarily focused on patent litigation, with deep experience in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. He also has experience drafting and prosecuting patents in technologies such as medical devices, display technologies, microfluidic systems, software, e-commerce, optics, process engineering, biofuels, and mechanical systems. Mr. Anger has practiced extensively in the area of pharmaceutical litigation, and is well versed in the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) process and the complexities of litigation involving pharmaceuticals under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr. Anger is also very active in the firm’s Inter Partes Review practice. 

Mr. Berretta has experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, and trade secrets disputes. He primarily handles patent infringement cases in many different technology areas, including electronics and communications, software, telematics, medical devices, semiconductors, and mechanical devices. Mr. Berretta has experience in both jury and bench trials, as well as appellate work before the Federal Circuit.

Dr. Miller’s practice includes portfolio management, strategic IP portfolio development, due diligence and market clearance, and licensing matters. Additionally, her practice includes obtaining and advising clients with respect to design patents. Dr. Miller’s clients include individual inventors, venture funded start-ups, university spin-offs and publicly traded companies, and her practice spans a variety of technical disciplines, including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers and biotechnology. She is a leader of the firm’s International Department and has conducted patent prosecution in over 45 foreign jurisdictions.  Dr. Miller was previously named to SDBJ’s Best of Bar in 2014. 

The “2015 Best of the Bar” winners were voted in by more than 700 lawyers in San Diego County. In order to be selected to the list, lawyers must have had received votes from lawyers outside their firm, not solely same-firm votes. According to the SDBJ, the Best of the Bar represents attorneys from a wide range of practice areas in both firms and solo practices. Attorneys who scored the highest will be recognized in a special supplement that will publish in the April 13, 2015 issue.

About Knobbe Martens
With more than 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 law 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.

Contact: Nicholas Gaffney 415-732-7801