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.

 
The Legal 500 US Awards 2014 Winner - Knobbe Martens

 

FIRM RANKINGS & RECOGNITION

  • 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)
    • Ranked Top Intellectual Property Firm in 2014 "Best Law Firms" Practice Area Rankings 
      May 08, 2014 | Vault
    • Ranked Among Top 10 Firms Nationwide for Number of Utility Patents Issued in IP Today's 2014 "Top Patent Firms" List
      April 1, 2014 | Patents | National | Intellectual Property Today (IP Today)
    • Named National Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year, National IP Specialty Firm of the Year and Regional Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year in Managing IP 2014 "North America Awards" 
      March 25, 2014 | Patents | National | Regional | Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
    • Ranked in The National Law Journal listing of the "Top 100 Verdicts of 2013"
      March 24, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | National |The National Law Journal & VerdictSearch
    • Recognized Among Top Trademark Law Firms in U.S. and California in 2014 "World Trademark Review 1000"
      February 4, 2014 | Litigation | Trademarks | National | Regional | World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000
    • 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

    • 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)
    • 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
    • Kimberly Miller Recognized in 2014 "Best of Bar"
      June 30, 2014 | Licensing | Attorney: Miller | Regional | San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ)
    • 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)
    • Seven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named in 2014 "International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers" 
      June 23, 2014 | Trademarks | Attorneys: Halpern, Holland, Hyman, Natland, Simpson, Van Hoosear, Zadra-Symes| International | Who's Who Legal (WWL)
    • 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
    • Jonathan Bachand and Jeremy Edwards Named 2014 "Washington DC Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers Magazine
      April 25, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Attorneys: Bachand, Edwards | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Five Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named Among "Top 100 Intellectual Property Attorneys in California "
      April 9, 2014 | Attorneys: Fuller, Jennings, Lee, Merani, Sganga | Litigation | Patents | Regional | The Daily Journal
    • Susan Natland Recognized by International Law Office's 2014 "Client Choice Awards"
      April 2, 2014 | Trademarks | Attorney: Natland | Regional | International Law Office's (ILO)
    • Catherine Holland, Susan Natland, Diane Reed, Jeff Van Hoosear, and Lynda Zadra-Symes Recognized as Leading Trademark Lawyers in 2014 "WTR 1000"
      February 4, 2014 | Litigation | Trademarks | Attorneys: Holland, Natland, Reed, Van Hoosear, Zadra-Symes | National | World Trademark Review
    • Adeel Akhtar Named to Lawyers of Color's  "Power List 2014"
      February 7, 2014 | Attorney: Akhtar | National | Lawyers of Color
    • Tirzah Lowe Named to Daily Journal's "20 Under 40" List
      January 30, 2014 | Attorney: Lowe | 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
    • Joseph Re Recognized Among 2014 "Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyers" 
      January 16, 2014 | Litigation | Attorney: Re | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • Twenty-One Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2014 "Southern California Super Lawyers"
      January 16, 2014 | Litigation | Patents | Trademarks | Attorneys: Berretta, Cianfrani, Friedland, Halpern, Holcomb, Horne, Israelsen, King, Lateef, Lee (Sabing), Martens, Nataupsky, Natland, Olson, Re, Sganga (John), Stewart, Summers, von Hoffmann, Vogel Weil, Zelkind | Regional | Super Lawyers
    • 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 
    • Ten Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized as Top Attorneys in Life Sciences Industry by LMG Life Sciences
      July 1, 2013 | Litigation | Patents | Licensing | IP Strategy | Attorneys: Israelsen | Lea | Lee (Sabing) | Maddox | Mallon | Martens | Re | Reisman | von Hoffmann | Zimmerman | National | Legal Media Group (LMG)
    • 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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