Managing IP Recognizes Knobbe Martens and 13 Attorneys for Outstanding IP Work in 2022 IP STARS Rankings

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that Managing IP has recognized the firm and 13 of its attorneys for exemplary intellectual property work as part of the publication’s 2022 IP STARS rankings.

The firm is nationally ranked for its trademark prosecution and contentious work, and received the highly coveted “Tier 1” ranking for its Life Sciences practice, placing it among the best firms in the nation for that offering. Regionally, the firm received Managing IP's highest ranking of “highly recommended” in California for both its trademark prosecution and contentious work. In Washington State, the firm is also recognized for its Intellectual Property practice.

In addition to firm wide rankings, 13 of the firm’s partners – all of whom appeared on last year’s list – are singled out for their IP prowess:

Maria Anderson (Patent Star)

Jon Gurka (Patent Star)

Stephen Jensen (Patent Star)

Christy Lea (Patent Star)

Sabing Lee (Patent Star)

Salima Merani, Ph.D. (Trademark Star, Transactions Star)

Susan Natland (Trademark Star)

Carol Pitzel Cruz (Patent Star)

Joseph Re (Patent Star)

Robert Roby (Patent Star, Trademark Star)

John Sganga (Patent Star)

Lynda Zadra-Symes (Trademark Star)

William Zimmerman (Patent Star)

Recognized as the 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. This year's rankings cover more than 50 jurisdictions.

You can learn more about Managing IP’s selection process for rankings and view the rest of the guide’s schedule for 2022 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