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Knobbe Martens Partner Christopher Sweeney Named a 2017 Washington “Rising Star”

Friday, June 9, 2017


Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that Seattle Partner Christopher T. Sweeney has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Washington “Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers magazine.

Sweeney was recognized for his work in intellectual property law in Seattle, WA. His practice includes worldwide patent protection, due diligence, licensing, and invalidity/non-non infringement opinions. He represents clients in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology, life sciences, food sciences, industrial chemistry and medical devices.

Past President of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA), Sweeney also serves on the Board of Directors of QLaw, and is the chair of the membership committee. Additionally, he is active with Life Sciences Washington (LSW).

Super Lawyers honors outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The “Washington Rising Stars” list includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Washington who are age 40 or younger and/or have been in practice for less than ten years. They are nominated by lawyers who have personally observed them in action through co-counsel, opposing counsel or courtroom observation. For additional information on Super Lawyers, visit

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has over 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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