Knobbe Martens' Across-the-Board Strength in Patent Work Recognized in IAM 2024 Patent 1000 Guide

IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2024 – Knobbe Martens is proud to announce that multiple practices across the firm and two dozen partners were recognized nationally and regionally for outstanding work in patent law in the 2024 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 Guide. The firm sustained its national recognition for patent prosecution and was again ranked highly for its strength in transactions and patent litigation across multiple jurisdictions.

The annual guide touts the firm’s “huge depth of talent and experience” and offerings of “A-to-Z patent services” provided by “a roster of attorneys dedicated to each stage of the patent life cycle.” Further, the guide editors describe the firm as “collaborative, always bringing the best talent for the particular problem it is trying to solve.”

The partners recommended by the guide include:


Adeel Akhtar, Daniel Altman, Maria Anderson, Michael Fuller, Eric Furman, Jason Jardine, John King, Sabing Lee, Eli Loots, Salima Merani, Kimberly Miller, Joseph Reisman, Melanie Seelig, Terry Tullis, Mauricio Uribe, Gerard von Hoffman


Adeel Akthar, Maria Anderson, Michael Christensen, Michael Fuller, Salima Merani, Kimberly Miller, Mauricio Uribe, Gerard von Hoffman


Colin Heideman, Irfan Lateef, Carol Pitzel Cruz, Joseph Re, Sheila Swaroop, William Zimmerman

The annual IAM Patent 1000 rankings are compiled from nearly half a year of research and more than 1,800 interviews with patent attorneys, in-house counsel and clients 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 depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. To view the firm’s full rankings and attorney profiles, 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