Maria Stout Named a Woman of Influence in Law by San Diego Business Journal

| Maria V. Stout

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 24, 2024 – Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that partner Maria Stout has been recognized among the San Diego Business Journal’s Women of Influence in Law.

Per the Business Journal, lawyers named to this list are recognized for their excellent track record in law, demonstrated leadership within the firm, and contribution to the San Diego community.

Ms. Stout’s practice focuses on counseling an array of clients—from small, fast-growth companies to multinational corporations—on strategic planning and management of IP assets, particularly patents. She is a leader within Knobbe Martens and serves on several influential committees, including the firm’s Executive and Diversity committees. Ms. Stout is also active in the San Diego community and serves as an adjunct professor at University of San Diego School of Law.

This is the latest in a string of recognitions for Ms. Stout, who was previously named among the Business Journal’s “Top 50 Influential Veteran Business Leaders” and a “Latino Leader” by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

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