Knobbe Martens Partners Catherine Holland and Kerry Taylor Receive Top Honors in JD Supra’s 2018 “Readers' Choice Awards” for Thought Leadership in Trademarks and Patents

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Partners Catherine Holland and Kerry Taylor, Ph.D., have each been named a “JD Supra Top Author,” receiving the 2018 “Readers’ Choice Award” by JD Supra. They are among just 242 authors selected by the prominent legal publisher for the honor, out of the more than 50,000 authors who published articles on the platform in 2017. Ms. Holland and Dr. Taylor were recognized for their thought leadership in trademarks and patents, respectively, and chosen for achieving the highest visibility and engagement among readers across many industries.

Ms. Holland is experienced in all aspects of domestic and international trademark, unfair competition, licensing and copyright matters. Her representative clients include Nutrishop, Fairtrade Organization, Hockey Monkey, Cutera, Teacher Created Materials, Paris Blues, Face Haus and Jean d'Arcel. For over 30 years, she has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including the nutritional supplement, software, hardware, motor vehicle, medical device, skincare and aesthetic, fashion and apparel, publishing, entertainment, music, financial, restaurant, and food and beverage industries. For many years she has been involved in drafting and promoting legislation in the field of trademarks and the right of publicity. She has written and edited a number of articles concerning trademark and copyright infringement, decisions by the courts and the TTAB, and brand protection in the fashion industry, among other topics. A full list of the articles she has published on JD Supra can be viewed here.

Dr. Taylor has been practicing for over 20 years in areas including Inter Partes Reviews, patent litigation, patent prosecution, strategic planning and counseling relating to infringement and licensing issues, and intellectual property due diligence studies. He has led our firm’s efforts in Inter Partes Review in the life sciences, biotechnology and chemical industries, representing both Patent Owner and Petitioner in these proceedings. Kerry has also been involved in several Hatch-Waxman patent litigation proceedings. He is active in patent prosecution and portfolio strategy development for various clients in the life sciences, including therapeutic oligonucleotide molecules and delivery, pharmaceuticals, and polymer chemistry. His most recent articles discuss top issues involving sovereign immunity at the PTAB among pharmaceutical companies.

As the name suggests, the “Readers’ Choice Awards” reflects the excellence of the firm’s partners achieving high readership on some of the most important and trending intellectual property topics.

About JD Supra

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About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has over 275 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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