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