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Five Knobbe Martens Partners Recognized in the 2018 San Diego “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” Lists

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Congratulations to five partners who have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers 2018 San Diego “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” lists.

Boris Zelkind was recognized as a San Diego “Super Lawyer” for his work in intellectual property litigation. He has over 20 years of experience representing clients in federal courts and jury trials throughout the United States and in European patent proceedings. Boris is on the forefront of the new federal trade secrets legislation and has been litigating numerous trade secret misappropriation cases and advising clients on best practices for protecting and maintaining trade secrets.

Michael Fuller, recognized as a San Diego “Super Lawyer” for his work in intellectual property law, is highly regarded for his expertise in obtaining, licensing, and managing due diligence on patents involving molecular biology and computer science. Mike’s scientific and high technology backgrounds, including bioinformatics, next generation sequencing and medical diagnostic systems and software, allow him to collaborate with clients to develop strong, enforceable, IP portfolios.

Benjamin Anger was recognized for the third year in a row as a San Diego “Rising Star” for his work in intellectual property litigation. His practice primarily focuses on patent litigation for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.  Ben also has deep experience in representing clients in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board.

Christopher DiLeo was recognized as a San Diego “Rising Star” for his work in intellectual property law with a primary emphasis on protection strategies for computer, software, and network systems. In addition to helping his clients acquire, monetize and enforce IP rights, he also advises clients on data privacy, terms of use, section 101 and advanced prosecution strategies, along with other technology transactional matters.

Maria Stout, recognized as a San Diego “Rising Star” for her work in intellectual property law, is also a professor of law, former Naval Officer and mechanical engineer. She advises on patent and other IP prosecution, strategic planning and management, including licensing and offensive and defensive tactics designed to safeguard and monetize valuable innovation. Maria is fluent in molecular diagnostic and microbiology testing platforms, and microfluidic chip technologies and has first-hand experience in lateral flow assay devices and detection systems, health IT and cloud-based connectivity. 

Super Lawyers recognizes the top five percent of attorneys in a region, selected through a process that includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon review panel and independent research of candidates. The San Diego “Rising Stars” list includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in San Diego 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.

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 and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.

 

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Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

Boris Zelkind is a partner in our San Diego office.  Mr. Zelkind’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement, trade secrets, trademark,...
Mike Fuller is a technology enthusiast and widely regarded for his expertise in obtaining, licensing, and managing due diligence on patents involving molecular biology and computer...
Ben Anger's practice is primarily focused on patent litigation, with deep experience in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Ben also has experience drafting and prosecuting...
Christopher's practice focuses on acquiring, monetizing, and enforcing IP rights. His primary emphasis is protection strategies for computer, software, and network technologies. He...
Intellectual property attorney, professor of law, former Naval Officer and mechanical engineer Maria Stout advises on patent and other IP prosecution, strategic planning and...
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