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Knobbe Martens Ranked as Top Intellectual Property Firm

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has once again been recognized as the top intellectual property boutique law firm in’s 2016 Law Firm Rankings survey. The annual Vault Practice Area Rankings identify the top firms in each practice area based on the voting of associates in the same field.

Knobbe Martens Partner James Herkenhoff Recognized as a Top Attorney in San Diego County

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that James Herkenhoff, a partner at the firm’s San Diego office, has been selected as a Top Attorney in San Diego County for his intellectual property law practice by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Mr. Herkenhoff was selected from over 1,200 nominees who represent the best in San Diego’s legal community.

International IP Law: Securing Your IP Rights in Cuba and French Polynesia


Six months have passed since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made the historic decision to reestablish diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Although Congress has not yet voted to lift the U.S. embargo of Cuba, restrictions on foreign trade are being relaxed and many companies are developing a strategy for entering the Cuban market in the near future. This strategy includes taking the preemptive step of protecting their intellectual property before entering the Cuban market. 

Knobbe Martens Attorneys Recognized Among the World’s Leading Patent Professionals

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP and 21 of its partners have been recognized in this year’s edition of the IAM 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2015.

Knobbe Martens Seattle Litigation Partner Colin Heideman Recognized by Super Lawyers

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Colin Heideman, a litigation Partner at the firm’s Seattle office, has been selected to the Super Lawyers’ 2015 “Washington Rising Stars” list.

Knobbe Martens Hosts Final Round of LES Foundation Graduate Student Business Plan Competition, University of Houston Entrepreneurs Take Grand Prize

Student entrepreneurs from University of Houston captured the $10,000 Grand Prize at the Grand Final Round of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Foundation 2015 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition for their company, Wavve Stream. Their nanotechnology enables existing water filtration systems to simultaneously and cost effectively remove contaminants. The Foundation also presented the $5,000 LES International Global Award to Maieutic from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Fifteen Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named 2015 Southern California “Rising Stars”

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that fifteen attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Southern California "Rising Stars" list by Super Lawyers magazine.

Knobbe Martens Partner Susan Natland Named Best Trademark Attorney in Euromoney LMG’s 2015 Americas Women in Business Law Awards

Euromoney Legal Media Group (LMG) announced this week that Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partner Susan Natland is the exclusive winner of the “Best in Trademark” award in the organization’s fourth annual America’s Women in Business Law Awards.

These awards recognize the achievement of women lawyers in the Americas in a range of practice areas with individual lawyers selected based on the impact of their work and achievements over the past year.


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