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Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)

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Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)

Knobbe Martens has once again been recognized by Legal Media Group (LMG) in their 2018 LMG Life Sciences rankings. The firm was “highly recommended” for Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management and Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation (Generic). The firm was also recognized in the General Patent Litigation category.

Thirteen of the firm’s partners were named “Life Sciences Stars” in LMG’s annual rankings, including:

Dan Altman, Mike Fuller, Christy Lea, Sabing Lee, Joseph Mallon, Ph.D., Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., Joseph Re, Joseph Reisman, Ph.D., John Sganga, Sheila Swaroop, Gerard von Hoffmann, and William Zimmerman.

In the publication, the firm’s litigation group was described by clients as “cost-effective” and able to “deliver results”. Pharmaceutical clients have commended the firm’s ability to apply business strategy to patent litigation and described attorneys as “consistent in advising clients’ best interests in regards to settlement”. As the firm’s co-chair of the Hatch-Waxman and Life Sciences practice groups, William Zimmerman was noted for developing a national reputation as a litigator for generic drug makers and for his recent success in dismissing all claims of patent infringement against client Lupin Pharmaceuticals. Bill was praised for being “a highly experienced litigator, who can always be relied on to give solid, practical advice”. Firm litigator, Joseph Re, was also highlighted for bringing “more than three decades of experience as an IP attorney, and [being] well-versed in handling jury trials and Federal Circuit appeals”.

The firm’s patent prosecution and strategy team was described by the publication as being able to “set a high standard in thoughtful communication, both in understanding [client] needs and sharing relevant knowledge.” Biotechnology practice group chair Michael Fuller was recognized for the first time as a “Life Sciences Star” for his skill as an advisor to life sciences clients related to portfolio management, due diligence and licensing agreements. One client stated, Mike “knows the field and is great at communicating”.  Dr. Salima Merani, lead counsel and patent strategist for life sciences clients in a series of successful high-stakes deals, received the California “Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year” award for the second time by LMG Life Sciences.

Click here for more information on our LMG “Life Sciences” rankings. 

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a law firm that has been practicing exclusively in the area of intellectual property law for over five decades. Knobbe Martens focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and technology law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, client counseling, due diligence, and related litigation and licensing. 

The firm is comprised of close to 275 lawyers and scientists, with over 100 working in life science fields. The combination of law and deep technical knowledge makes Knobbe Martens attorneys uniquely qualified to represent a diverse array of clients in a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters. The firm is internationally recognized across the spectrum of life science disciplines and is considered an authority on related intellectual property issues. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.

 

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Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
Daniel E. Altman focuses on patent protection and related licensing issues for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.  A particular specialty of Dan’s relates to...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
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...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
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...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
Sabing H. Lee's practice includes strategic patent procurement, patent portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence and general counseling on infringement, licensing,...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
Joe's practice includes intellectual property due diligence, Patent Office appeals, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and counseling on patent strategy, patent...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
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...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
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,...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
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...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
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...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
An experienced and proven advocate and trial lawyer, John Sganga has spent over three decades successfully and exclusively litigating intellectual property and technology disputes....
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
For nearly two decades, Sheila Swaroop has served as a passionate advocate and formidable litigator representing businesses of all sizes, ranging from small, fast-growing companies to...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
Gerard von Hoffmann focuses on client practice in the medical device industry including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, strategic...
Knobbe Martens Receives Firm and Individual Star Recognition from Legal Media Group (LMG)
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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