Knobbe Martens and Partners Ranked in 2019 Benchmark Litigation Guide

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked in the National and California categories of Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 edition, which exclusively covers leading litigation firms and attorneys in the United States.

The firm was ranked in Tier 2 for Intellectual Property, in both California and the United States overall.

Partner Joseph Re received multiple rankings, including “Local Litigation Star”, “Benchmark California Star”, and “National Practice Area Star”, for achieving multiple favorable settlements and verdicts over the last decade. This included, obtaining a favorable settlement for his client, Masimo, in November 2016 that settled all outstanding litigation in an extensive patent dispute with Philips Electronics North America and its European affiliate company. The settlement enacted a multi-year business partnership with Phillips that integrates Masimo’s innovative pulse oximetry technology in Philips’ patient monitors and also included a $300 million lump sum payment to Masimo.

Partner John Sganga was also listed in the definitive guide as a “Local Litigation Star” and a “Benchmark California Star” for 2019. Jared Bunker were listed on the “40 & Under Hot List” for California, while Jonathan Bachand was listed on the “40 & Under Hot List” for Washington, D.C. Newly ranked Partners Christy Lea and Colin Heideman were named “Future Stars”.

A firm client revealed that, “Knobbe’s strengths are their trial and appellate skills, and the quality of their technical expertise. They are also very responsive and, while not the least expensive firm, are very good at adhering to agreed-upon budgets.”

The Benchmark Litigation research process involves a thorough assessment of the firm and a series of comprehensive interviews with the firm’s most prominent litigation attorneys. In addition to interviews, the publication takes into consideration peer review as an essential component of the entire process. Click here for more information on Benchmark Litigation rankings.

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Knobbe Martens handles intellectual property litigation nationwide, including litigation at the district courts, the appellate courts, the PTAB and the ITC. Knobbe Martens has close to 275 attorneys and scientists, including over 125 attorneys dedicated to intellectual property litigation. The firm has offices in Orange County, California, 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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