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Twenty-Three Knobbe Martens’ Attorneys Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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The 2018 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 guide recognized Knobbe Martens for its leading transactional, prosecution, and litigation practices.  The IAM Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Professional recognizes the top patent professionals around the globe.  The firm once again received a “highly recommended” rating for patent prosecution work in California and a “silver tier” ranking for litigation.

The publishers of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine noted that the “depth of the trial bench at Knobbe [Martens] is more impressive than people give firm credit for,” highlighting that Jon Gurka and John Sganga “can litigate any IP case and emerge victorious.” The publishers also noted that nationally recognized litigator, Joseph Re, is a top trial lawyer and a leading appellate advocate.  Interviewees commented that Knobbe Martens is a firm that “not only does fantastic work but can always find a natural fit for whatever technology [needs to be] patented.”  Other interviewees indicated that Knobbe Martens is a “big player on the block in California” and “an extraordinary firm [that] shines for its technical prowess and legal acumen, all while being very service-minded.”  The firm was particularly recognized in the guide for being “formidable in the medical device industry” and running “the largest specialized team in the country.”

In addition to the firm recognition, 23 partners were honored as “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2018”:

Transactions

Adeel Akhtar, Maria Anderson, Michael Fuller, Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., Mauricio Uribe, and Gerard von Hoffmann

Prosecution

Adeel Akhtar, Maria Anderson, Mark Benedict, Ph.D., John Carson, John King, Eli Loots, Ph.D., Joseph Mallon, Ph.D., Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., Joseph Reisman, Ph.D., Ron Schoenbaum, Melanie Seelig, Mauricio Uribe, and Gerard von Hoffmann

Litigation

Brent Babcock, Jon Gurka, Irfan Lateef, Carol Pitzel Cruz, Joseph Re, John Sganga, Karen Vogel Weil, and Bill Zimmerman

The IAM Patent 1000 rankings are based on five months of research and more than 1,500 telephone interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. The IAM Patent 1000 identifies the leading law firms in the market based on the depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. To view the full guide, visit IAM magazine at www.iam-media.com.

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

Adeel S. Akhtar is the managing partner in our San Francisco office. He has extensive experience in patent protection, and other forms of intellectual property protection, for high...
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...
Brent Babcock represents high-technology clients in every aspect of intellectual property disputes, focusing on federal district court litigation throughout the country, trials and...
Mark R. Benedict's practice includes patent prosecution and strategic intellectual property portfolio management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science clients. Mark's...
With three decades of intellectual property law experience, John Carson’s practice involves representing clients at varying stages of the growth curve in the acquisition, protection...
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...
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...
John R. King is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office.  Mr. King’s practice is concentrated in strategic counseling, licensing, and patent procurement for both early stage and...
Irfan A. Lateef serves clients around the globe with intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis in high stakes patent litigation.  He appears regularly before federal...
Dr. Loots is a partner in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on client counseling, opinion and due diligence work, and patent preparation and prosecution in the chemical...
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...
Joe's practice includes intellectual property due diligence, Patent Office appeals, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and counseling on patent strategy, patent...
Dr. Kim Miller serves as a single point of contact for all IP-related matters her clients face. For more established companies, she easily adapts to their processes and procedures,...
Carol Pitzel Cruz represents various clients in all aspects of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation.  She is experienced in the area of pharmaceutical...
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...
Joseph M. Reisman is a partner in our San Diego office. Dr. Reisman's practice involves patent prosecution and strategic counseling, chiefly for clients in the pharmaceutical industry...
Ron Schoenbaum focuses on patent protection for companies in the information technology and medical electronics areas. Ron's practice includes strategic patent procurement, general...
Ms. Seelig joined the firm as a partner in the Seattle office in January 2008. Ms. Seelig has extensive experience in comprehensive client counseling and management in all aspects of...
An experienced and proven advocate and trial lawyer, John Sganga has spent over three decades successfully and exclusively litigating intellectual property and technology disputes....
Mauricio has extensive experience in comprehensive client counseling in all aspects of intellectual property law. He has been very active in the prosecution of patent applications in...
Gerard von Hoffmann focuses on client practice in the medical device industry including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, strategic...
Intellectual property litigator and trial attorney Karen Vogel Weil represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex, high-stakes patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes...
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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