Partners Jane Dai, Nate Luman Named “Leaders in Law” by San Diego Business Journal

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 17, 2023  Knobbe Martens is proud to share that partners Jane Dai and Nate Luman have been named “Leaders in Law” by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ). The “Leaders in Law” awards are presented annually to outstanding legal professionals in the San Diego county law community.

In its profile of Ms. Dai, the SDBJ describes her as “a leading patent attorney” who is “a trusted adviser to both emerging and established life sciences companies”. The SDBJ notes that Ms. Dai “utilizes her doctorate in organic chemistry to advise both emerging and established companies in the life sciences space, with a particular focus on small molecule pharmaceuticals.”

Among her recent honors, Ms. Dai was ranked among the top 15 “Best Performing Attorneys in Biotech” in Patexia's Patent Intelligence 2023 Report, named a “Leading Litigator” for IP litigation in the most recent edition of Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Litigators in America” guide, and was named to the most recent Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide.

Mr. Luman’s practice is focused on representing leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies in IP litigation matters. The SDBJ notes that Mr. Luman has “achieved groundbreaking results in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and for pharmaceutical companies delivering life-saving treatments”. The publication also noted that he is a past president and member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.

Mr. Luman was recently honored in Patexia's 2023 PTAB Intelligence Report as a “Top Performer,” and has also previously been named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide.

Winners will be honored at an event hosted by the SDBJ on Tuesday, October 17.

For more details and to see the full “Leaders in Law” list, click 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