Knobbe Martens Announces New Partners for 2018

Knobbe Martens, one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that thirteen associates have been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2018. The new partners include Damien Howard, Shannon Lam, Vladimir Lozan, Jacob Peterson and Nicole Townes based in the firm’s Orange County office, Heungsoo Choi, Jane Dai, Ph.D., Lauren Hockett and Peter Law based in the San Diego office, Christie Matthaei based in the Seattle office, Mark Metzke, Ph.D., based in the Washington DC office and Scott Siera, Ph.D., and Paul Stellman based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

The new partners’ practices cover all areas of intellectual property law including patent and trademark litigation, strategic patent and trademark portfolio management, licensing and enforcement strategies. The partners have diverse technical areas of expertise covering automotive, transportation & power sports technologies, green technologies, software and information technology, electronics and semiconductors, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, consumer products and mechanical engineering.

About Knobbe Martens

With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens 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 Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C. More information about the firm can be found at

Contact: Nicholas Gaffney 415-732-7801