Hans Mayer Named Among “2023 Rising Stars” by Law360

| Hans L. Mayer

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., June 21, 2023 – Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that Hans Mayer, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been selected as a “Rising Star” in IP by Law360. The prestigious list recognizes attorneys under 40 across the country based on their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

In its profile of Mr. Mayer, Law360 notes that he earned a spot as a Rising Star in part for his success in helping drink maker Orange Bang secure a $175 million victory in a trademark dispute against a rival drink maker. Aside from the award being one of the largest-ever trademark verdicts, Mr. Mayer noted the case also involved a longstanding family business: "The stakes were more than money — this is something they've built over a long time. I think that win made them feel so good to be vindicated, and it was a fantastic experience for us to be able to help them protect the brand that they spent so long building."

Elsewhere in the interview, Mr. Mayer discusses how his interest in the intersection of law and technology led him to a career in IP. He also shares his thoughts on how the practice of law will evolve, as well as his proudest career achievements—including his selection to the firm's Trial Attorney Partnership program with the Orange County District Attorney's office.

To read the full interview click here.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law.  The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has about 300 lawyers and scientists based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.  Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at