Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020

Knobbe Martens is pleased to report that 14 partners appear in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Inclusion is determined entirely through peer review evaluations from other leading lawyers within the same legal practice and geographical area, making the publication the only purely peer-review guide in the legal profession.

The recognized partners and practice areas include:

Maria Anderson: Patent Law, Trademark Law
John M. Carson: Patent Law
Joseph S. Cianfrani: IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Joseph F. Jennings: Patent Litigation
Steven Nataupsky: IP Litigation
Carol Pitzel Cruz: Patent Litigation
Joseph R. Re: IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law
Joseph M. Reisman, Ph.D.: Patent Litigation, Patent Law
Melanie Seelig: Patent Law, Trademark Law
John B. Sganga: Appellate Practice, Copyright Law, IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
Sheila N. Swaroop: IP Litigation
Mauricio Uribe: Information Technology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law
Karen Vogel Weil: IP Litigation, Patent Litigation
Lynda Zadra-Symes: IP Litigation

In addition, Mr. Sganga and Mr. Uribe were named “Lawyer of the Year” honorees, a distinction based on having received the highest overall peer feedback within their specific practice areas and metropolitan regions. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. Mr. Sganga was recognized in the Appellate Practice category and for Trade Secrets Law, while Mr. Uribe was recognized for Information Technology Law.

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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