Knobbe Martens Gives Back through the AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event

| Devanie DuFourAndrea Cheek

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2024 – Knobbe Martens’ D.C. office co-hosted the AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event for the D.C. area by partnering with Finnegan and Maryland-based nonprofit Comfort Cases® to give back to the local community. During the event, attendees packed 100 backpacks with essentials and comfort items for children entering foster care.

Rob Scheer, CEO of Comfort Cases®, shared his story of growing up in foster care and emphasized the importance of the mission of Comfort Cases®. He inspired the attendees of the event to build a community that focuses on bringing dignity and hope to children in foster care.

“Knobbe is proud to once again to support Comfort Cases® through the AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event and Rob’s powerful words reinforced that the donated items, from the pajamas to the toothbrushes, make a huge impact on the lives of children” said partner Devanie DuFour. Devanie has helped to organize the AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event for the D.C. area for the past several years, alongside partner Andrea Cheek.

The AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event comprises multiple events directed towards helping those in need throughout the country. The events provide an opportunity for women to build relationships with those who practice Intellectual Property while giving back to their local community.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is one of the most highly respected intellectual property law firms, offering 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