Knobbe Martens Ranks Among Top Ten PCT Filers Worldwide

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has been named by Managing IP magazine as one of the top 10 firms in the world for international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings. In the magazine’s 2015 “PCT Survey”, which ranks the top PCT filers in the major patenting jurisdictions and worldwide, Knobbe Martens ranked eighth internationally. The firm ranked fourth among all law firms in the United States.

Firms were ranked according to the number of PCT applications they filed that were due for national stage entry during 2015, as published on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s website. The PCT is an international patent law treaty that provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications. Under the PCT, inventors can file a single international patent application in one language with one patent office in order to preserve the option to protect an invention in PCT member countries. A high number of PCT filings indicates that the firm works with companies that sell products internationally. Managing IP’s 2015 PCT Survey Rankings and methodology can be found here.

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP has over 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

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