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Knobbe Martens Achieves Top Rankings in Managing IP’s Guide to Leading Firms

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Irvine, Calif., May 21, 2018 – Knobbe Martens is once again ranked as one of the top intellectual property law firms in the country – this time by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP).

Managing IP’s recently published IP STARS, the leading specialist guide to IP firms and attorneys worldwide, which recognizes Knobbe Martens for its top-tier national Life Sciences and Patent Prosecution practices, as well as its leading Patent Contentious, PTAB Litigation, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution practices.

In California, the firm is “highly recommended” in all five practice areas the publication reviews: Copyright, Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution. The firm is also recommended in Washington, where it has a Seattle office.

In addition, 12 Knobbe Martens partners – an increase from eight last year – are highlighted in the guide as “highly recommended, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and solution-oriented”.  The IP STAR litigators are Jon Gurka, Stephen Jensen, Christy Lea, Joseph Re, John Sganga, and William Zimmerman.  The IP STAR practitioners are Maria Anderson, Sabing Lee, Salima Merani, Ph.D., Susan Natland, Robert Roby, and Gerard von Hoffmann.

The IP STARS survey, the most comprehensive survey of its kind, covers 70 countries and ranks leading law firms by nation. To learn more about Managing IP’s analysis of the firm’s national and regional rankings, click here.

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

Ms. Anderson joined the firm as a partner in the Seattle office in January 2008. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in comprehensive, strategic client counseling in all aspects of...
Jon W. Gurka is a partner in our Orange County office.  Mr. Gurka has a broad intellectual property litigation practice, having handled cases involving patent, trademark, trade dress...
A highly regarded and accomplished leader with a record of un-paralleled success in developing and executing the strategic vision of technology companies, clients value Steve Jensen...
Christy Lea resolves high-stakes patent and trade secret disputes at both the trial and appellate levels. She has represented clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical...
Sabing H. Lee's practice includes strategic patent procurement, patent portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence and general counseling on infringement, licensing,...
Salima A. Merani, Ph.D. has nearly 18 years of experience in building patent portfolios for life sciences companies, including several medtech and biotech companies. She also has...
Susan Natland advises on all aspects of domestic and international brand protection and enforcement, advertising law, unfair competition, copyright, and data privacy and security...
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...
Robert J. Roby has a broad ranging practice and has represented start-up companies as well as well-established multi-national companies. Robb has significant experience advising...
An experienced and proven advocate and trial lawyer, John Sganga has spent over three decades successfully and exclusively litigating intellectual property and technology disputes....
Gerard von Hoffmann focuses on client practice in the medical device industry including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, strategic...
Having served as lead counsel in over 100 pharmaceutical litigations, including cases involving “blockbuster” drugs like Lipitor and Nexium, William R. Zimmerman is widely recognized...
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