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”:


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


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


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

Contact: Nicholas Gaffney 415-732-7801