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Supreme Court: Belief-of-Invalidity not a Defense to a Claim of Induced Patent Infringement

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. - What You Need to Know

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 6–2 decision that a belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to a claim of induced infringement. 

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Knobbe Martens Hosts “Women in IP” Dinner in Orange County

On May 21, 2015, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, hosted a Women in IP Networking Dinner in Orange County. Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Knobbe Martens’ dinner was one of 67 complimentary events held on this date around the world. More than 50 women IP attorneys and executives gathered in Knobbe Martens’ office to share their experiences and insights.

Knobbe Martens Ranks Among Nation’s Top Firms for Attorney Diversity

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has been recognized as one of the top 10 most diverse law firms in the United States by Law360. The leading legal news service released its first-ever “Minority Report” this week, identifying Knobbe Martens as having the 9th most racially diverse group of attorneys overall and ranking the firm 12th for the diversity of its partnership.

Court Upholds $467 Million Verdict for Knobbe Martens Client Masimo

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that, on May 18, the Delaware federal court upheld a $467 million jury verdict for the firm’s longstanding client Masimo Corp. against Philips Electronics North America Corp and Philips Medizin Systeme Boblingen GMBH.  That verdict was the largest IP verdict in the US in 2014. 

Knobbe Martens Ranks Among Top 20 Firms in the World for Intellectual Property

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has been recognized as one of the top 20 law firms globally for intellectual property in the “Who’s Who Legal 100 2015.” To compile the list, intended to identify “the law firms of the leading lawyers,” Who’s Who Legal considered firms’ expertise across a broad range of intellectual property matters, from brand management and transactional IP to high-profile litigation. The publication conducted independent research encompassing surveys and interviews with lawyers and their clients in more than 140 jurisdictions.

Seven Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named “IP Stars” in Managing IP’s 2015 “IP Handbook”

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that partners Maria Anderson, William Bunker, Jon Gurka, Steve Jensen, Joseph Re, Robert Roby and William Zimmerman have been recognized for their outstanding intellectual property legal work in the 2015 Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) Magazine “IP Handbook”.

Knobbe Martens Again Ranked in Top Ten Nationally for Quality Patents

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has once again been ranked among the top 10 firms in the nation in the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® survey of law firms that prepare and prosecute the highest quality U.S. patents for their clients.

The Recorder Names Knobbe Martens Partner Joseph Re a “Game Changer” at 2015 “Litigation Department of the Year” Awards

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, is pleased to announce that The Recorder has recognized partner Joseph Re as a “Game Changer” for his work obtaining a critical appellate reversal on behalf of client AccessClosure Inc. In the process, Re not only helped to make new law on double-patenting, he also helped AccessClosure’s investors sell the company for $320 million.


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