Partner Kimberly Miller Named a 2021 “Women of Influence in Law” by San Diego Business Journal

| Kimberly J. Miller, Ph.D.

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that Kimberly Miller, Ph.D.  has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) as a “Women of Influence in Law” for 2021.

The San Diego Business Journal delivers the market’s most complete package of business news and information on San Diego County’s companies, industries and businesspeople. SDBJ’s Lists provide comprehensive data and statistics on top-ranked San Diego companies across all industries. Each of these surveys is then compiled into the SDBJ’s invaluable resource - the annual Book of Lists.

Kimberly Miller, Ph.D. offers a diverse practice in IP portfolio management and development, due diligence and landscape analysis, as well as licensing initiatives and obtaining design patents. Kim’s clients include individual inventors, venture funded start-ups, university spin-offs and publicly traded companies. Her practice spans a variety of technical disciplines, including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers and biotechnology.

Dr. Miller’s notable successes include her representation of Alios BioPharma, Inc., which led to a $1.75 billion deal with Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, she played a key role in the development and implementation of a licensing deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., that resulted in Vertex obtaining rights to two hepatitis C drug candidates from Alios in a transaction worth up to $1.5 billion, said to be the largest preclinical licensing deal in history.  She has been recognized as one of the world’s leading patent professionals (2015-2021) IAM Patent 1000 and a LMG Life Science Star (2016-2019). 

See the full list of honorees here.

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has about 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at