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Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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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.

For additional information about The Best Lawyers in America® 2020, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.

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

Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
Joseph F. Jennings is a litigation partner in the firm’s Orange County office. Mr. Jennings represents various clients in all type of intellectual-property disputes, including those...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
Carol is the Managing Partner of Knobbe Martens’ Seattle office and co-chair of the firm’s Hatch-Waxman Litigation practice. Carol is an accomplished intellectual property litigator...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
An experienced and proven advocate and trial lawyer, John Sganga has spent over three decades successfully and exclusively litigating intellectual property and technology disputes....
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
For nearly two decades, Sheila Swaroop has served as a passionate advocate and formidable litigator representing businesses of all sizes, ranging from small, fast-growing companies to...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
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...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
Intellectual property litigator and trial attorney Karen Vogel Weil represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex, high-stakes patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes...
Fourteen Partners Named “Best Lawyers in America®” 2020
Lynda Zadra-Symes is a litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s trademark and copyright litigation practice groups. She represents clients through all stages of U.S. litigation,...
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