Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Rankings & Recognition

Rankings & Recognition

We've found that if you focus on excellence, accolades usually follow. We're proud to be so recognized by pundits and peers alike.

Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms   The American Lawyer Diversity - 2014
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Firm of the Year 2015 Trademark Contentious The National Law Journal 2015

FIRM RANKINGS & RECOGNITION

  • Ranked #3 Largest IP Boutique Firm in 2016 by Law360
    March 25, 2016 | National | Law360
  • Named a Top Patent Prosecution Firm in Managing IP 2016 "North America Awards" 
    March 18, 2016 | Prosecution | National | Regional | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Recognized Among Top Trademark Law Firms in U.S. and California in 2016 "World Trademark Review 1000"
    January 18, 2016 | Litigation | Prosecution | Trademarks | National | Regional | World Trademark Review (WTR)
  • Ranked Among Top 5 "Largest IP Practice Groups" by Law360
    November 16, 2015 | National | Law360
  • Ranked Among 2016 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
    November 2, 2015 | Litigation - Patent (Metropolitan Tier 1; National Tier 1) | Litigation - Intellectual Property (Metropolitan Tier 1; National Tier 3) | Patents (Metropolitan Tier 1; National Tier 2) | Trademarks (Metropolitan Tier 1) | Copyright (Metropolitan Tier 1) | U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • Ranked Among Top 10 Overall Busiest Firms in Corporate Counsel "Patent Litigation Survey" 
    October 21, 2015 | Patent Litigation | National | Corporate Counsel
  • Recognized in LMG "Life Sciences Survey"
    October 1, 2015 | Hatch-Waxman Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Patent Strategy & Management | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Ranked Among Top 5 Firms Nationwide and Top 10 Firms Globally for Number of PCT Application Filings in MIP's "2015 PCT Survey"
    September 24, 2015 | Patents | National | International | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Received "Patent Impact Case of the Year" Award in "LMG Life Sciences Annual Awards" 
    September 16, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Named "Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - USA" in the "Legal Awards 2015"
    August 17, 2015 | National | Lawyer Monthly Magazine
  • Ranked Top Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firm in 2016 "Best Law Firms" Practice Area Rankings 
    July 9, 2015 | Vault
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 "United States 2015"
    June 18, 2015 | Patent Licensing | Patent Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Trademarks | National | The Legal 500
  • Ranked Nationally and in California and Seattle as a Leading Law Firm for Patent Prosecution, Transactions and Litigation in "IAM Patent 1000" Guide
    June 16, 2015 | Prosecution | Transactions | Litigation | National | Regional | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine
  • Named "Most Outstanding Copyright Law Firm - USA" and "IP Law Team of the Year - California" in 2015 "M&A Awards" by Corporate LiveWire
    June 8, 2015 | National | Regional | Corporate LiveWire
  • Ranked Among Top 15 Firms in The National Law Journal's (NLJ) 2015 “Intellectual Property Hot List” 
    May 29, 2015 | National | The National Law Journal (NLJ)
  • Ranked Top 10 for Overall Diversity on AmLaw "Diversity Scorecard" 
    May 28, 2015 | Diversity | National | The American Lawyer
  • Ranked Top 10 in “100 Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys” and Top 20 in “50 Best Law Firms for Minority Partners” in Law360’s “Minority Report”
    May 20, 2015 | Diversity | National | Law360
  • Ranked as the Top Law Firm for Patent Prosecution in California and Recognized for Life Sciences in "Chambers USA 2015"
    May 19, 2015 | Patent Prosecution | Life Sciences | Regional | Chambers & Partners
  • Recognized Nationally and Regionally in Managing IP's 2015 "IP Handbook"
    May 11, 2015 | Bio Life Sciences | Patent Contentious | Patent Prosecution | Trademark Contentious | Trademark Prosecution | PTAB Litigation | National | Regional | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Ranked Among Top 20 Firms Worldwide for Intellectual Property in the 2015 "Who's Who Legal 100" List 
    May 8, 2015 | International | Who's Who Legal (WWL)
  • Ranked Top Ten Nationally for Quality Patents in IAM/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® Survey
    April 27, 2015 | Patents | Industrials | Consumer Electronics | Healthcare | Information Technology | National | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine & Ocean Tomo
  • Ranked Among Top 10 Firms Nationwide for Number of Utility Patents Issued in IP Today's 2015 "Top Patent Firms" List 
    March 30, 2015 | Patents | National | Intellectual Property Today (IP Today)
  • Ranked Among Top 5 in The National Law Journal's listing of the "Top 100 Verdicts of 2014" 
    March 30, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | National |The National Law Journal & VerdictSearch
  • Named "2015 Litigation Department of the Year" for Intellectual Property by The Recorder
    March 6, 2015 | Litigation | Regional | The Recorder
  • Ranked Among Top 10 Most Active Firms in Managing IP's  "Busiest Companies at the PTAB in 2014"
    February 23, 2015 | Patents | National | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Received #1 Verdict in Law360's "Top IP Awards of 2014" 
    February 17, 2015 | Litigation | National | Law360

 

ATTORNEY RECOGNITION

  • Bill Zimmerman Named 2016 "Washington D.C. Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine 
    April 25, 2016 | Litigation | Patents | Attorney: Zimmerman | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Jonathan Bachand Named 2016 "Washington D.C. Rising" by Super Lawyers Magazine 
    April 25, 2016 | Litigation | Patents | Attorney: Bachand | Regional | Super Lawyers 
  • Jeff Van Hoosear, Joseph Re, and Susan Natland Named 2016 "World IP Leader" by World IP Review  
    April 22, 2016 | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Van Hoosear, Re, Natland | World IP Review (WIPR)
  • Salima Merani recognized as the exclusive winner of the "Client Choice Award" in the IP: Patents, California category 
    February 17, 2016 |  Attorney: Merani | International Law Office (ILO) 
  • Adeel Akhtar recognized as one of 30 "Favorite IP Lawyers" in the 2016 BTI "Client Service All-Stars" report 
    February 8, 2016 |  Attorney: Akhtar | BTI Consulting Group 
  • Fred Berretta, Michael Fuller, Ned Isrealsen and Boris Zelkind Named 2016 "San Diego Super Lawyer" 
    January 20, 2016 | Litigation | Patents | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Benjamin Anger and Maria Stout Named 2016 "San Diego Rising Star" 
    January 20, 2016 | Litigation | Patents | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Sixteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2016 "Southern California Super Lawyers" 
    January 20, 2016 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Cianfrani, Friedland, Holcomb, Horne, King, Lateef, Lee (Sabing), Nataupsky, Natland, Olson, Re, Sganga (John), Stewart, Summers, von Hoffmann, Vogel Weil | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Catherine Holland, Susan Natland, Gregory Phillips, Diane Reed, Jeff Van Hoosear, Jonathan Hyman, and Lynda Zadra-Symes Recognized as The World's Leading Trademark Professionals in 2016 "WTR 1000"
    January 18, 2016 | Litigation | Prosecution | Trademarks | Attorneys: Holland, Natland, Phillips, Reed, Van Hoosear, Hyman, Zadra-Symes | National | World Trademark Review (WTR)
  • Joseph Re Recognized as a "Winning Litigator" by The National Law Journal
    November 2, 2015 | Litigation | Attorney: Re | National | The National Law Journal (NLJ)
  • Eleven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized as "Life Science Stars" by LMG Life Sciences 
    October 1, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Licensing | IP Strategy | Attorneys: Altman, Israelsen, Lea, Lee (Sabing), Mallon, Martens, Merani, Re, Reisman, von Hoffmann, Zimmerman | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Salima Merani Named "Patent Prosecution Attorney of the Year" in "LMG Life Sciences Annual Awards"
    September 16, 2015 | Patents | Prosecution | Attorney: Merani | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Jon Gurka, Ed Schlatter and John Sganga Named "Top Attorneys"
    September 15, 2015 | Attorneys: Gurka, Schlatter, Sganga (John) | OC METRO Magazine 
  • Joseph Re Named Among the "Top 100 Attorneys in California"
    September 9, 2015 | Attorney: Re | Regional | Daily Journal
  • John Sganga Named 2016 "Lawyers of the Year - OC"
    August 17, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Attorney: Sganga (John) | National | Best Lawyers
  • Thirteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized Among "The Best Lawyers in America" 2016
    August 17, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Copyrights | Attorneys: Anderson, Berretta, Cianfrani, Israelsen, Nataupsky, Re, Reisman, Rose, Seelig, Sganga (John), Uribe, Vogel Weil, Zelkind | National | Best Lawyers
  • Stacey Halpern, Catherine Holland, Susan Natland and Lynda Zadra-Symes Named to Legal Media Group's "Women in Business Law" Guide
    August 13, 2015 | Trademarks | Attorneys: Halpern, Holland, Natland, Zadra-Symes | International | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Seven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named "Top Women Attorneys in Southern California"   
    August 10, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Armond, Burgess, Hsu, Katzenellenbogen (Lauren), Natland, Swaroop, Vogel Weil | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Dr. Salima Merani and Dr. Kimberly Miller Named in 2015 "Women Leaders in Tech Law"
    July 31, 2015 | Attorneys: Merani, Miller | Regional | The Recorder
  • James Herkenhoff Named Among 2015 "San Diego County Top Attorneys" 
    June 25, 2015 | Patents | Trademarks | Attorney: Herkenhoff | Regional | San Diego Daily Transcript (SDDT)
  • Sixteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized in The Legal 500 "United States 2015"
    June 18, 2015 | Patent Licensing | Patent Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Trademarks Non-Contentious | Attorneys: Carson, Fuller, Gurka, Halpern, Jennings, King, Mallon, Melnick, Merani, Miller, Nataupsky, Natland, Re, Rose, Schoenbaum, Van Hoosear | National | The Legal 500
  • Twenty-One Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized Among the World's Leading Patent Practitioners in "IAM Patent 1000" Guide
    June 16, 2015 | Post-Grant Procedures | Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit | Prosecution | Transactions | Litigation | Attorneys: Anderson, Babcock, Benedict, Carson, Gurka, Hart, Israelsen, King, Lateef, Loots, Mallon, Merani, Miller, Reisman, Re, Rose, Schoenbaum, Seelig, Sganga (John), Uribe, Zimmerman | National | Regional | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine
  • Colin Heideman Named 2015 "Washington Rising Star" 
    June 12, 2015 | Litigation | Attorney: Heideman | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Fifteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2015 "Southern California Rising Stars"  
    June 5, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Armond, Bunker (Jared), Burgess, Claasen, Dougal, Hsu, Huffmire, Hyman, Kahf, Katzenellenbogen (Lauren), Larson, Razai, Ross, Swaroop, Wahl | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Susan Natland Named "Best in Trademark" in Legal Media Group's (LMG)  "Americas Women in Business Law Awards"
    June 3, 2015 | Trademarks | Attorney: Natland | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Don Martens and Joseph Re Recognized in "Chambers USA 2015"
    May 19, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Attorneys: Martens, Re | Regional | Chambers & Partners
  • Seven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized as Top IP Practitioners in Managing Intellectual Property "IP Stars" Directory 
    May 11, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Anderson (Maria), Bunker (William), Gurka, Jensen, Re, Roby, Zimmerman | National | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Six Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized in 2015 "Who's Who Legal 100" List
    May 8, 2015 | Attorneys: Altman, Halpern, Hyman, Natland, Van Hoosear, Zadra-Symes | International | Who's Who Legal (WWL)
  • Michael Christensen and Jason Gersting Named Among 2015 "LMG 500 Rising Stars"  
    May 1, 2015 | Patents | Life Sciences | Attorneys: Christensen, Gersting | International | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Seven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named in "Who's Who Legal:Trademarks 2015" 
    April 30, 2015 | Trademarks | Attorneys: Halpern, Holland, Hyman, Natland, Simpson, Van Hoosear, Zadra-Symes| International | Law Business Research
  • Six Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named Among "Top 100 Intellectual Property Attorneys in California "
    April 22, 2015 | Attorneys: Bunker (William), Furman, Gurka, Jennings, Merani, Re | Litigation | Patents | Regional | The Daily Journal
  • Stacey Halpern, Catherine Holland, Andrew Simpson and Lynda Zadra-Symes Named to Legal Media Group's (LMG) "Best of the Best USA" Guide
    April 1, 2015 | Trademarks  Attorneys: Halpern, Holland, Simpson, Zadra-Symes | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Stacey Halpern, Catherine Holland and Lynda Zadra-Symes Recognized in "2015 Women in Law Awards"
    March 31, 2015 | Attorneys: Halpern, Holland, Zadra-Symes | National | Lawyer Monthly Magazine
  • Joseph Re Named a "Game Changer" in The Recorder's "2015 Litigation Department of the Year" Awards
    March 6, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Regional | The Recorder
  • Benjamin Anger, Fred Berretta and Kimberly Miller Recognized in 2015 "Best of Bar" List
    March 3, 2015 | Attorneys: Anger, Berretta, Miller | Regional | San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ)
  • Dan Altman, Joseph Re, Joseph Reisman and Andrew Simpson Named to Legal Media Group's (LMG) "Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts"
    March 1, 2015 | Patents| Attorneys: Altman, Re, Reisman, Simpson | International | Legal Media Group (LMG)
  • Amy Chun Recognized in International Law Office's 2015 "Client Choice Awards"
    February 26, 2015 | Patents | Attorney: Chun | Regional | International Law Office (ILO)
  • Adeel Akhtar Named to Lawyers of Color's 2015 "Power List"
    February 5, 2015 | Attorney: Akhtar | National | Lawyers of Color
  • John Sganga and Joseph Re Recognized Among 2015 "Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyers"  
    January 21, 2015 | Litigation | Attorney: Re, Sganga (John) | Regional | Super Lawyers
  • Joseph Re Recognized Among 2014-2015 "500 Leading Lawyers in America"   
    January 13, 2015 | Attorney: Re | National | Lawdragon
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