Two Dozen Knobbe Martens Partners and Practices Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 Guide

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that 21 of the firm’s partners in offices on both the East and West Coasts were ranked nationally and regionally in the recently released 2022 edition of IAM’s Patent 1000 guide. Additionally, the firm ranked highly in three IP categories: litigation, transactions and prosecution.

The annual guide praised the firm as having “all aspects of patent practice and all technologies on lock,” singling out the firm’s life sciences offering as “worthy of special mention [as] one of if not the largest on the West Coast: a fount of international insight and analysis.” The publishers further commended the firm as a “repository of trust for medical device companies,” citing its ability to “take easily to matters involving cutting-edge high-technology innovations.”

The 21 partners recognized as “the world’s leading patent professionals” include:


Carol Pitzel Cruz, Jon Gurka, Irfan Lateef, Joseph Re, John Sganga, Kerry Taylor, Ph.D., and William Zimmerman


Adeel Akhtar, Maria Anderson, Michael Fuller, Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., Mauricio Uribe, and Gerard von Hoffmann


Adeel Akhtar, Daniel Altman, Maria Anderson, Michael Fuller, Eric Furman, Ph.D., Jason Jardine, John King, Eli Loots, Ph.D., Salima Merani, Ph.D., Kimberly Miller, Ph.D., Joseph Reisman, Ph.D., Melanie Seelig, Mauricio Uribe, and Gerard von Hoffmann

Additionally, both Joseph Re and Kerry Taylor, Ph.D. were recognized nationally in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Post-Grant Proceedings practices, respectively.

The annual IAM Patent 1000 rankings are compiled from nearly half a year of research and more than 1,800 interviews with patent attorneys, in-house counsel and clients to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. The IAM Patent 1000 identifies the leading law firms in the market based on depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. To view the full 2022 guide, click here.