Whether it’s helping to develop new medical treatments and tools, build lighter and stronger materials, or create new ways to generate clean energy, nanotechnology is reshaping the very nature of how we think, build and live. Our Nanotechnology Group is at the forefront of this revolution, representing a wide variety of clients as they explore, develop and apply breakthroughs in diverse fields.

We provide the full spectrum of IP law services, including domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution; counseling and negotiation regarding licensing and strategic alliances; and all aspects of enforcement litigation. Our areas of specialization include Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), nanoparticulate drug delivery systems, nanomaterials for fuel cell applications, high performance composites, semiconductor devices, and catalysis.

Our lawyers and patent scientists hold degrees in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, and other specialties related to nanotechnology, including over 40 Ph.D. degrees, and many have extensive industrial and research laboratory work experience.

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Nanotechnology, including:


Drug Delivery Particles

Nanomaterials for Fuel Cells


High Performance Composites

Semiconductor Devices

Representative Engagements


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Hitachi Chemical Research Center


Micron Technology


Nanospectra Biosciences

QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.


University of Hawaii

IRVINE, Calif., March 28, 2024 – Knobbe Martens is proud to announce that the firm and several of its professionals have achieved outstanding rankings in the 2024 Patexia Patent Prosecution...
2019 OCTANe Technology Innovation Forum
Partner Scott Siera authored "Intellectual Property Considerations for the Microbiome: Personalized Strategies for a Diverse Space" which was published in Microbiome Times. Excerpt: From an...