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Knobbe Martens and Partners Joseph Re and John Sganga Included in Benchmark Litigation 2018

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that the firm has been recommended in the California category of Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 edition, which exclusively covers leading litigation firms and attorneys in the United States.

One of the firm’s clients testified that “Knobbe has provided excellent services to the organizations I have worked for in the last 15 years. They do what is right for the client even though it may not be the best for the firm in terms of billing. They have a very talented and experienced team which has been part of dozens of successful patent litigations.”

Partners Joseph Re and John Sganga were both listed in the definitive guide:  

Joseph Re received “Litigation Star” rankings for the successful jury verdicts and settlements he obtained over the past decade for longtime client Masimo Corporation.  Those efforts culminated with a complete settlement of all outstanding litigation with Philips Electronics North American and its European affiliate. As a result, Masimo entered into a multi-year business partnership with Philips, which increases the availability of Masimo’s groundbreaking pulse-oximetry technology in Philips products.  The settlement also included a $300 million lump sum payment to Masimo.

John Sganga was recognized for leading a trial team that convinced a federal jury in Boston to award client Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ $70 million for trade secret misappropriation in 2014 against its former service provider, Neovasc. Post-trial, the court awarded CardiAQ $21 million in enhanced damages and over $20 million in pre-judgment interest. Most recently in September 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the total $112 million judgment for CardiAQ, denying Neovasc’s request for a new trial.

The Benchmark Litigation research process involves a thorough assessment of the firm and a series of comprehensive interviews with the firm’s most prominent players who are actively involved in litigation. In addition to interviews, the publication takes into consideration peer review as an essential component of the entire process. Click here for more information on Benchmark Litigation rankings.   

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Knobbe Martens handles intellectual property litigation nationwide, including litigation at the district courts, the appellate courts, the PTAB and the ITC. Knobbe Martens has over 275 attorneys and scientists, including over 125 attorneys dedicated to intellectual property litigation.  The firm has offices in Orange County, California, 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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Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

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...
An experienced and proven advocate and trial lawyer, John Sganga has spent over three decades successfully and exclusively litigating intellectual property and technology disputes....
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