Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law



Start-up and firm client Visiogen, an ophthalmic start-up developing innovative intraocular lenses, was acquired by Abbott Medical Optics for $400 million. In addition to representing Visiogen in acquisition diligence, Knobbe Martens was involved with building the client's patent portfolio.

Journée Lighting Inc.
Our client Journée Lighting Inc. designs and manufactures state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures. Journée Lighting invented a new light bulb that makes LED lights easier to use. The new light bulb, if never turned off, would last for 5.7 years at a fraction of the cost of a standard light bulb. GE Lumination purchased the next-generation LED module technology from Journée Lighting. A team of Knobbe Martens attorneys played an instrumental role in obtaining patent protection for the invention and providing agreement services leading to highly successful negotiations.

Stanford University
Stanford licenses the patents we procure to a leading U.S. defense contractor, which provides Stanford with millions of dollars in licensing revenue. Our successful defense of key fiber optic amplifier patents in multiple reexamination proceedings at the USPTO confirmed their validity and cleared the way for Stanford to continue to receive licensing revenue.

Oakley, Inc. v. Sunglass Hut, Int’l 
Successfully represented plaintiff, owner of patent for lens coatings, in obtaining preliminary injunction. Decision affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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