Knobbe Martens and Twenty Attorneys Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by IAM

Knobbe Martens and 20 of its partners were recognized in this year’s edition of the IAM Patent 1000The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2017. Adeel Akhtar, Maria Anderson, Mark Benedict, John Carson, Jon Gurka, John King, Irfan Lateef, Eli Loots, Joseph Mallon, Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Joseph Re, Joseph Reisman, Arthur Rose, Ron Schoenbaum, Melanie Seelig, John Sganga, Mauricio Uribe, Karen Vogel Weil, and Bill Zimmerman are honored in the publication.

The IAM Patent 1000 guide, from the publishers of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, identifies the top patent firms and practitioners, including litigators, licensing advisors, and patent prosecutors in 41 jurisdictions around the globe. Interviewees describe Knobbe Martens as the “destination prosecution firm” in the United States. IAM profiled the firm as having more attorneys recommended than any other firm in the country. The publication also noted that Knobbe Martens is not only known for its “prosecution prowess” but has a “glowing reputation in the post-grant arena as [the firm] astutely marries its prosecution and litigation skill sets to carry the day at the PTAB – on either side of the ‘v’”, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Knobbe Martens was once again the only firm to receive a “highly recommended” rating for patent prosecution work in California. The firm was also recognized in California and Washington for its transactional and litigation practices.

The IAM Patent 1000 rankings are based on five months of research and more than 1,500 telephone interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. The IAM Patent 1000 identifies the leading law firms in the market based on the depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. To view the full guide, visit IAM magazine at

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has about 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology 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 Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

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