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.

 
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Firm of the Year 2015 Trademark Contentious The Legal 500 US Awards 2014 Winner - Knobbe Martens

 

FIRM RANKINGS & RECOGNITION

  • 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
  • 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 Top Intellectual Property Firm in 2015 "Best Law Firms" Practice Area Rankings 
    April 16, 2015 | Vault
  • 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 a Top Trademark Contentious Firm in Managing IP 2015 "North America Awards" 
    March 18, 2015 | Trademark | Regional | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • 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
  • Named "Best for IP Dispute Team of the Year - USA" in 2015 "Dispute Awards" by Acquisition International
    January 30, 2015 | National | Acquisition International Magazine
  • Recognized Among Top Trademark Law Firms in U.S. and California in 2015 "World Trademark Review 1000"
    January 22, 2015 | Litigation | Prosecution | Trademarks | National | Regional | World Trademark Review (WTR)
  • Ranked Among Top "Practice Groups of the Year" for IP by Law360
    December 22, 2014 | National | Law360
  • Recognized as a 2014 "Law Awards" Winner by Lawyers World
    December 1, 2014 | National | Lawyers World
  • Ranked Among Top 5 "Largest IP Practice Groups" by Law360
    November 24, 2014 | National | Law360
    • Ranked Among 2015 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 
      November 3, 2014 | Litigation (Metropolitan Tier 1; National Tier 2) | 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 on Corporate Counsel "Patent Litigation Survey" 
      October 22, 2014 | Patent Litigation | National | Corporate Counsel
    • Named "Top IP Boutique Law Firm" by the Daily Journal
      October 15, 2014 | Regional | Daily Journal
    • Named "Top Intellectual Property Law Firm in the US" by Lawyer Monthly Magazine
      October 6, 2014 | National | Lawyer Monthly Magazine
    • Recognized in LMG "Life Sciences Survey"
      July 31, 2014 | Hatch-Waxman Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Patent Strategy & Management | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
    • Ranked in "The Legal 500 United States 2014" by The Legal 500
      July 3, 2014 | Patent Licensing | Patent Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Trademarks | National |The Legal 500
    • Named IP: Patents - Non-Contentious Law Firm of the Year in The Legal 500 "Law Firm Awards" 2014
      July 3, 2014 | Patents | National | The Legal 500
    • Named "IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year", "Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year", "Domestic Trademark Law Firm of the Year" and "IP Disputes Law Firm of the Year" for the United States in 2014 "Intellectual Property Awards" by Acquisition International
      June 27, 2014 | Litigation | Biotechnology | Trademark | National | Acquisition International Magazine
    • Named "IP Licensing Law Firm of the Year" for Washington DC and "IP Prosecution Law Firm of the Year" for California in 2014 "Intellectual Property Awards" by Acquisition International
      June 27, 2014 | Patents | Licensing | Regional | Acquisition International Magazine
    • Ranked Top 10 for Overall Diversity on AmLaw "Diversity Scorecard" 
      June 3, 2014 | Diversity | National | The American Lawyer
    • Ranked Nationally and in California and Seattle as a Leading Law Firm for Patent Prosecution, Litigation, and Licensing in IAM "Patent 1000 Guide"
      June 2, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Licensing | IP Strategy | National | Regional | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine
    • Ranked Among Top 10 Firms Nationwide for Obtaining Trademark Registrations in IP Today's "2014 Top Trademark Firms" List
      May 27, 2014 | Trademarks | National | Intellectual Property Today (IP Today)
    • Recognized Nationally and Regionally in Managing IP's 2014 "IP Handbook"
      May 14, 2014 | Bio Life Sciences | Patent Contentious | Patent Prosecution | Trademark Contentious | Trademark Prosecution | National | Regional | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
    • Recognized as Pharmaceutical Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Washington D.C., and for International Copyright and IP Protection in California in "Global Awards"
      January 30, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | IP Strategy | Copyrights | International & Regional | Corporate INTL
    • Recognized as one of 2014 "Top 250 Leading Law Firms" 
      January 1, 2014 | National | Intercontinental Finance Magazine
    • Recognized in 2013 "International Legal Awards" by Acquisition International
      December 16, 2013 | National | Acquisition International Magazine

     

    ATTORNEY RECOGNITION

    • Don Martens and Joseph Re Recognized in "Chambers USA 2015"
      May 19, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Attorneys: Martens, Re | Regional | Chambers & Partners
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Bill Zimmerman Named 2015 "Washington DC Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine
      April 16, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Attorney: Zimmerman | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Jonathan Bachand Named 2015 "Washington DC Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine
      April 16, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Attorney: Bachand | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • 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
    • Catherine Holland, Susan Natland, Gregory Phillips, Diane Reed, Jeff Van Hoosear, and Lynda Zadra-Symes Recognized as Leading Trademark Lawyers in 2015 "WTR 1000"
      January 22, 2015 | Litigation | Prosecution | Trademarks | Attorneys: Holland, Natland, Phillips, Reed, Van Hoosear, Zadra-Symes | National | World Trademark Review (WTR)
    • 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
    • Twenty Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2015 "Southern California Super Lawyers" 
      January 21, 2015 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Berretta, Cianfrani, Friedland, Fuller, Holcomb, Horne, Israelsen, King, Lateef, Lee (Sabing), Nataupsky, Natland, Olson, Re, Sganga (John), Stewart, Summers, von Hoffmann, Vogel Weil, Zelkind | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Joseph Re Recognized Among 2014-2015 "500 Leading Lawyers in America"   
      January 13, 2015 | Attorney: Re | National | Lawdragon
    • Salima Merani Named 2015 "Rainmaker" by Diversity & the Bar  
      December 5, 2014 | Attorney: Merani | National | Diversity & the Bar
    • Six Knobbe Attorneys Recognized in 2014 "Legal Awards" by Acquisition International
      November 26, 2014 | Copyright | Clean Technology | Unfair Competition | Inter Partes Reviews | Attorneys: Abumeri, Altman, Carson, Hyman, Van Hoosear, Weiss | National | Acquisition International Magazine
    • Joseph Re Named "MVP of the Year - Intellectual Property"   
      November 19, 2014 | Attorney: Re | National | Law360
    • Carol Pitzel Cruz Named "Top Women Attorneys in Washington - Rising Star"   
      November 10, 2014 | Attorney: Pitzel Cruz | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Gerard von Hoffmann and Bryan Wahl Named as Winners in 2014  "Innovator Awards" by The Recorder
      October 24, 2014 | Attorneys: von Hoffmann, Wahl | Regional |The Recorder
    • Maria Anderson Named in 2014 edition of "IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP" by Managing Intellectual Property
      September 19, 2014 | Patents | Trademarks | Licensing & Counseling | Attorney: Anderson (Maria) | National | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
    • Nine Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized as "Life Science Stars" by LMG Life Sciences 
      September 17, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Licensing | IP Strategy | Attorneys: Israelsen | Lea | Lee (Sabing) | Mallon | Martens | Re | Reisman | von Hoffmann | Zimmerman | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
    • Eleven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Among 2015 "Best Lawyers in America"
      August 18, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Martens, Berretta, Cianfrani, Israelsen, Re, Reisman, Rose, Sganga, Vogel Weil, Uribe, Zelkind | National | Best Lawyers
    • Nine Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named "Top Women Attorneys in Southern California"   
      August 6, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Armond, Burgess, Halpern, Hsu, Katzenellenbogen (Lauren), Lowe, Natland, Swaroop, Vogel Weil | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Dr. Salima Merani Named in 2014 "Women Leaders in Tech Law"
      August 1, 2014 | Attorney: Merani | Regional | The Recorder
    • Sixteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized in 2014 "US Legal 500"
      July 3, 2014 | Patent Licensing | Patent Litigation | Patent Prosecution | Trademarks Non-Contentious | Attorneys: Carson, Fuller, Gurka, Hyman, Jennings, King, Merani, Nataupsky, Natland, Re, Reed, Rose, Sganga (John), Uribe, Van Hoosear, Yamato | National | The Legal 500
    • Eli Loots Named 2014 "Northern California Rising Star"
      July 3, 2014 | Patents | Opinions & Counseling | Attorney: Loots | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Carrie Zhang Named to Lawyers of Color's  "Hot List"
      June 27, 2014 | Attorney: Zhang | National | Lawyers of Color
    • Nine Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named to Legal Media Group's "Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners"
      June 26, 2014 | Trademarks | Attorneys: Carson, Halpern, Holland, Hyman, Natland, Olson, Simpson, Van Hoosear, Zadra-Symes | International | Legal Media Group (LMG)
    • Ryan Melnick, Kerry Taylor, and Boris Zelkind Named 2014 "San Diego County Top Attorneys" 
      June 19, 2014 | Litigation | Licensing | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Melnick, Taylor, Zelkind | Regional | San Diego Daily Transcript (SDDT)
    • Carol Pitzel Cruz Named 2014 "Washington Rising Star" 
      June 13, 2014 | Litigation | Attorneys: Pitzel Cruz | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Art Rose Recognized Among the World's Leading IP Strategists in "IAM Strategy 300" Guide
      June 12, 2014 | IP Strategy | Attorney: Rose | International | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine
    • Eighteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2014 "Southern California Rising Stars"  
      June 11, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Armond, Bunker (Jared), Burgess, Claasen, Dougal, Hsu, Huffmire, Hyman, Kahf, Katzenellenbogen (Ben), Katzenellenbogen (Lauren), Larson, LeMeilleur, Lowe, Swaroop, Wahl, Yee, and Zoretic | Regional |Super Lawyers
    • Sixteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized Among the World's Leading Patent Practitioners in "Patent 1000" Guide
      June 2, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Licensing | Attorneys: Anderson, Babcock, Benedict, Carson, Gurka, Hart, Israelsen, King, Lateef, Merani, Re, Rose, Schoenbaum, Seelig, Uribe, Zimmerman | International | Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine
    • Lynda Zadra-Symes, Stacey Halpern, Catherine Holland, and Susan Natland Named to Legal Media Group's "Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law"
      June 2, 2014 | Trademarks | Attorneys: Zadra-Symes, Halpern, Holland, Natland | International | Legal Media Group (LMG)
    • Seven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized as Top IP Practitioners in Managing Intellectual Property "IP Stars" Directory 
      May 14, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Anderson (Maria), Bunker (William), Gurka, Jensen, Re, Roby, Zimmerman | National | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
    • Salima Merani Named to Daily Journal's List of "Top Women Lawyers"
      May 8, 2014 | Attorney: Merani | Regional | The Daily Journal
    • Eli Loots Named "IP Due Diligence Attorney of the Year in California", Brenden Gingrich Recognized for Biotech Patents, and Brent Babcock Recognized for "High-Tech Litigation" in Corporate INTL Global Awards 
      January 30, 2014 | Attorneys: Loots, Gingrich, Babcock | National & Regional | Corporate INTL
    • Ned Israelsen Named "Patent Prosecution Attorney of the Year" by LMG Life Sciences
      September 26, 2013 | Patents | Licensing | IP Strategy | Attorney: Israelsen | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
    • Joseph Cianfrani and John Sganga Named Best Lawyer's 2014 "Lawyers of the Year"
      August 15, 2013 | Litigation | Patents | Attorneys: Cianfrani, Sganga | National | Best Lawyers
    • Five Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named "Top Attorneys"
      August 5, 2013 | Litigation | Patents | Attorneys: Friedland, Lee, Natland, Schlatter, Sganga | OC METRO Magazine 
    • Ned Israelsen, Fred Berretta, Joseph Reisman, and Boris Zelkind Named 2013 "San Diego Super Lawyers"
      June 7, 2013 | Litigation | Patents | Attorneys: Israelsen, Berretta, Reisman, Zelkind | Local | Super Lawyers
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