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Managing IP Names Eight Knobbe Martens Partners 2016 “IP Stars”

Monday, May 23, 2016


Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that partners Maria Anderson, William Bunker, Jon Gurka, Steve Jensen, Joseph Re, Robert Roby, Art Rose, and William Zimmerman have been recognized for their outstanding intellectual property legal work in the 2016 Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) “IP Stars” handbook.

Managing IP’s “IP Stars” is an international, real-time IP market information resource that provides a detailed look at the leading IP firms and attorneys in all 50 states and around the world. Leading individual IP attorneys are recommended and confirmed by their peers and clients, based on their specific areas of expertise and the industries and clients they serve.

The selection of these attorneys to “IP Stars” follows numerous other accolades Knobbe Martens has received from Managing IP this year. The firm earned top rankings in six national categories in Managing IP’s “IP Stars Survey,” including PTAB Litigation, Bio Life Sciences, Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Trademark Prosecution; and was ranked in the top regional tiers in the Copyright, Patent, and Trademark categories. Knobbe Martens was also named the “Top Patent Prosecution Firm in the Nation” as well as the “Top Patent Prosecution Firm in the West” at the 2016 “North America Awards” held in March in Washington, D.C. 

The “IP Stars” survey, the most comprehensive of its kind, covers 70 countries and ranks leading law firms by nation. The selection process is based on extensive research compiled by teams in London, New York and Hong Kong, honoring firms considered the most “capable, active firms in IP” in their respective jurisdictions. Rankings are based on the firm’s quality of service and depth of practice according to peer reviews by intellectual property practitioners worldwide and clients. Firms that are included have received a significant number of recommendations from peers and clients, and cannot vote or pay for their own inclusion, nor solicit votes from associates.

You can learn more about Managing IP’s analysis of the firm’s national rankings here, and about its regional rankings here.


About Knobbe Martens

With over 300 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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Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

Ms. Anderson joined the firm as a partner in the Seattle office in January 2008. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in comprehensive, strategic client counseling in all aspects of...
Jon W. Gurka is a partner in our Orange County office.  Mr. Gurka has a broad intellectual property litigation practice, having handled cases involving patent, trademark, trade dress...
A highly regarded and accomplished leader with a record of un-paralleled success in developing and executing the strategic vision of technology companies, clients value Steve Jensen...
Mr. Re is a nationally recognized trial and appellate attorney, having handled high-stakes technology cases in federal courts throughout the country for over thirty years. Mr. Re's...
Robert J. Roby has a broad ranging practice and has represented start-up companies as well as well-established multi-national companies. Robb has significant experience advising...
Having served as lead counsel in over 100 pharmaceutical litigations, including cases involving “blockbuster” drugs like Lipitor and Nexium, William R. Zimmerman is widely recognized...
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