Knobbe Martens and 17 Attorneys Receive Top Rankings From Managing IP

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has once again recognized the firm for its top-tier intellectual property practices in the publication’s 2023 IP STARS guide.

Nationally, the firm earned MIP’s highest ranking in Life Sciences and Patent Prosecution. It also received national rankings for its PTAB litigation, patent contentious, trademark prosecution, and trademark contentious work.

In the state of California, the firm earned the highest ranking of “highly recommended” for its trademark prosecution, trademark contentious, patent prosecution, and patent contentious work, rankings it has sustained for several years.

Further, 15 of the firm’s partners were recognized as “2023 IP Stars,” including: Maria Anderson, Jon Gurka, Steve Jensen, Christy Lea, Sabing Lee, Salima Merani, Ph.D., (also named a Top 250 Women in IP), Susan Natland, Carol Pitzel Cruz, Ali Razai, Joseph Re, Robert Roby, John Sganga, Gerard von Hoffmann, Lynda Zadra-Symes, and William Zimmerman. Additionally, Ashley Morales and Douglas Wentzel were named Rising Stars.

Recognized as the most comprehensive, leading specialist guide worldwide, Managing IP’s IP STARS annual rankings are based on six months of research, which include analysis of firm-submitted and publicly available information, as well as market feedback and client interviews. This year's rankings cover multiple IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions.

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