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23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine

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23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine

The newly released 2019 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 guide recognized Knobbe Martens as an industry leader for its litigation, transaction, and prosecution practices, awarding the firm a “silver” tier ranking for litigation and a “highly recommended” ranking for patent prosecution work in California. For its work in Washington State, the firm was ranked “silver” for litigation and prosecution, and was also recognized for its transactions work.

The publishers of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine remarked that Knobbe Martens “is one of the top IP boutiques not just in the United States but globally,” noting that “collaboration and quality are the firm’s key narratives.” They added that “its attorneys understand patent strategy at the deepest level and they train hard and constantly in order to maintain this; cultivating cutting-edge industry knowledge also keeps them at the top of the list for technology pioneers. Whereas many competitors tend towards one or the other, Knobbe Martens is equally strong in the high-technology and life sciences domains and has standout stars aplenty in both.”

In addition to the firm-wide recognition, 23 Knobbe Martens partners were named to the list of “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2019”:

Transactions

Adeel Akhtar, Maria Anderson, Michael Fuller, Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., Mauricio Uribe, and Gerard von Hoffmann

Prosecution

Adeel Akhtar, Maria Anderson, Mark Benedict, Ph.D., John Carson, Michael Fuller, John King, Eli Loots, Ph.D., Joseph Mallon, Ph.D., Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., Joseph Reisman, Ph.D., Ron Schoenbaum, Melanie Seelig, Mauricio Uribe, and Gerard von Hoffmann

Litigation

Joseph Cianfrani, Jon Gurka, Irfan Lateef, Carol Pitzel Cruz, Joseph Re, John Sganga, Kerry Taylor, and Karen Vogel Weil

The IAM Patent 1000 rankings are based on five months of research and more than 1,800 interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. The IAM Patent 1000 identifies the leading law firms in the market based on the depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. To view the full 2019 guide, click 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.

 

Contact 

Nicholas Gaffney 415-732-7801

Meet the Knobbe Martens Attorneys

23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Adeel S. Akhtar is the managing partner in our San Francisco office. He has extensive experience in patent protection, and other forms of intellectual property protection, for high...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Ms. Anderson joined the firm as a partner in the Seattle office in January 2008. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in comprehensive, strategic client counseling in all aspects of...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Mark R. Benedict's practice includes patent prosecution and strategic intellectual property portfolio management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science clients. Mark's...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
With three decades of intellectual property law experience, John Carson’s practice involves representing clients at varying stages of the growth curve in the acquisition, protection...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
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...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
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...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
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...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
John R. King is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office.  Mr. King’s practice is concentrated in strategic counseling, licensing, and patent procurement for both early stage and...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Irfan Lateef brings a wide range of experiences to helping clients achieve their goals. He works tirelessly to provide the right result in litigation, negotiation, risk management,...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Dr. Loots is a partner in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on client counseling, opinion and due diligence work, and patent preparation and prosecution in the chemical...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Joe's practice includes intellectual property due diligence, Patent Office appeals, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and counseling on patent strategy, patent...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
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...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
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,...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
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...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
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...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Ron Schoenbaum focuses on patent protection for companies in the information technology and medical electronics areas. Ron's practice includes strategic patent procurement, general...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Melanie Seelig joined the firm as a partner in the Seattle office in January 2008. She has extensive experience in comprehensive client counseling and management in all aspects of...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
An experienced and proven advocate and trial lawyer, John Sganga has spent over three decades successfully and exclusively litigating intellectual property and technology disputes....
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Carol Pitzel Cruz represents various clients in all aspects of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation.  She is experienced in the area of pharmaceutical...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Kerry S. Taylor has been practicing since 1998 in areas including Inter Partes Reviews, patent litigation, patent prosecution, strategic planning and counseling relating to...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Mauricio has extensive experience in comprehensive client counseling in all aspects of intellectual property law. He has been very active in the prosecution of patent applications in...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Intellectual property litigator and trial attorney Karen Vogel Weil represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex, high-stakes patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes...
23 Knobbe Martens Partners Named “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Magazine
Gerard von Hoffmann focuses on client practice in the medical device industry including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, strategic...
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