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Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500

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Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that it has once again received top recognition in The Legal 500 “United States Guide.” The annual publication, which recognizes leading law firms and attorneys worldwide, noted that the “intellectual property giant” “impresses with 'a deep bench of technical and legal experts.'” It commended the firm’s performance in four areas of IP, including:

Patent Licensing

Joseph Cianfrani
Jason Jardine
Salima Merani
Rabi Narula
Terry Tullis
Gerard von Hoffmann
Bryan Wahl

Patent Litigation

Joseph Cianfrani
Jon Gurka
Christy Lea
William Zimmerman

Patent Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Mark Abumeri
Michael Fuller
Mark Gallagher
Steven Nataupsky
John Paik
Ed Schlatter
Kerry Taylor
Gerard von Hoffmann
William Zimmermann

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Susan Natland
Diane Reed
Jeff Van Hoosear

The Legal 500 rankings, which are designed to connect corporate counsel with the right advisors, are based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers, as well as independent assessments of law firm deals and other matters. The full list of rankings can be viewed here.

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 www.knobbe.com.

 

Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Mark Abumeri is involved in the practice of all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law with a focus on complex patent matters pending before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Joe Cianfrani is the chair of the firm’s litigation practice. For the last 20 years he has successfully represented the firm’s clients in high-stakes intellectual­ property disputes...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
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 Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Mark J. Gallagher is a partner in our Orange County office. He focuses on patent prosecution in the areas of lasers and optics.  Dr. Gallagher currently represents clients in a...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Mr. Gurka has over 20 years of experience as an Intellectual Property specialist with a proven record of success in Intellectual Property/Technology litigation matters. During that...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Appreciated for his strategic analysis and solutions that fit each client’s specific needs, Jason Jardine represents a diverse clientele in all aspects of intellectual property...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
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 Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Salima A. Merani, Ph.D. has nearly two decades of experience in building patent portfolios for life sciences companies, including several medtech and biotech companies. She also has...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
For nearly two decades, Rabi Narula has been developing domestic and international intellectual property portfolios for a wide variety of clients. Rabi’s practice includes global...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Steven J. Nataupsky is the Managing Partner of Knobbe Martens.  With approximately 300 lawyers and scientists, Knobbe Martens is one of the largest firms focusing on intellectual...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Susan Natland advises on all aspects of domestic and international brand protection and enforcement, advertising law, unfair competition, copyright, and data privacy and security...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
John L. Paik is a partner in our Orange County and San Francisco offices.  He has extensive experience with the protection and management of intellectual property rights, including...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Diane M. Reed is a partner in our Orange County office. Ms. Reed focuses her practice on licensing, distribution, development, manufacturing agreements, domestic and international...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Chair of the firm’s Mechanical Engineering Group, Ed Schlatter advises on developing and executing worldwide patent and trademark protection strategies for a wide array of clients,...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Kerry S. Taylor has been practicing since 1998 in areas including Inter Partes Reviews, patent litigation, patent prosecution, strategic planning and counseling relating to...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
With more than a decade of experience in domestic and international strategic intellectual property portfolio management, Terry Tullis advises on patent, trademark, and copyright...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Jeffrey L. Van Hoosear focuses on international trademark and unfair competition matters.  His practice also includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Gerard von Hoffmann focuses on client practice in the medical device industry including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, strategic...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
Bryan W. Wahl is a partner in our Orange County office. He focuses on intellectual property protection, infringement studies, and due diligence for financings and strategic...
Knobbe Martens Recognized for Top IP Performance by The Legal 500
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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