Knobbe Martens Partners Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that fifteen partners, including Maria Anderson, John M. Carson, Joseph S. Cianfrani, Joseph F. Jennings, Steven Nataupsky, Carol Pitzel Cruz, Joseph R. Re, Joseph M. Reisman, Ph.D., Melanie Seelig, John B. Sganga, Sheila N. Swaroop, Mauricio Uribe, Karen Vogel Weil, Lynda Zadra-Symes, and Boris Zelkind, have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

This year, John B. Sganga, John M. Carson, and Karen Vogel Weil also received Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” awards. Both Mr. Carson and Mr. Sganga were recognized in the Patent Law category and Ms. Weil was recognized for Intellectual Property Litigation. These awards were earned by receiving outstanding peer ratings for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Knobbe Martens “Best Lawyers” were recognized in the following practice areas:

Maria Anderson: Patent Law, Trademark Law
John M. Carson: Patent Law
Joseph S. Cianfrani: IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Joseph F. Jennings: Patent Litigation
Steven Nataupsky: IP Litigation
Carol Pitzel Cruz: Patent Litigation
Joseph R. Re: IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law
Joseph M. Reisman, Ph.D.: Patent Law
Melanie Seelig: Patent Law, Trademark Law
John B. Sganga: Appellate Practice, Copyright Law, IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
Sheila N. Swaroop: IP Litigation
Mauricio Uribe: Information Technology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law
Karen Vogel Weil: IP Litigation, Patent Litigation
Lynda Zadra-Symes: IP Litigation
Boris Zelkind: Copyright Law, IP Litigation

Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 is based on a rigorous peer-review evaluation involving more than 7.3 million votes by other lawyers.  For additional information, visit

About Knobbe Martens

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


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