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Knobbe Martens IP Litigator Joseph Re Named to Law360’s “MVPs of the Year”

Joseph Re, a litigation partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, has been named an “MVP of the Year” by Law360. Attorneys selected for this honor include those with successes in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals, and complex global matters.

Knobbe Martens Presents Brownie Troop 3371 with Newly Introduced IP Patch; Encouraging Young Girls Interests in Future STEM Careers

We all know Brownies as the cutest little cookie sales girls around.  But don’t be surprised if one day a group of second graders from Orange County trade in their pig tails and sashes for business suits and a career in patent litigation.

Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC - Another Data Point in the Subject-Matter Eligibility of Software Inventions

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The Ultramercial decision will provide an additional tool in invalidating overly broad software-based patents.  It also underscores the value of carefully crafting software patents, as those patents are more likely to be found patent-eligible for being directed to something other, or more than, an abstract idea.

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Knobbe Martens Partner Carol Pitzel Cruz Named Among 2014 Top Women Attorneys in Washington

Carol Pitzel Cruz, a partner in the Seattle, Washington office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, has been named to the 2014 Top Women Attorneys in Washington by Super Lawyers. Carol, acknowledged for her outstanding legal work in intellectual property litigation, will be featured in a special section of the December edition of the Seattle Metropolitan magazine.

Knobbe Martens Client Toshiba Obtains Summary Judgment against NPE

On November 7, Knobbe Martens client Toshiba Corporation successfully obtained summary judgment in a significant NPE case. The plaintiff had sued over 30 defendants for infringing patents directed to Ethernet technology. Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California granted judgment of invalidity on two patents and non-infringement of two others. The judgment brings an end to this five year case.

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Knobbe Martens Recognized as a Top National Intellectual Property Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a “2015 Best Law Firm” for their patent law and litigation practices. This year, in addition to Tier 1 rankings for their Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles offices, the firm also received Tier 1 rankings for their Seattle office.

Knobbe Martens Racks Up Series of October Accolades

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, announced today that October brought a number of significant achievements.

In the last four years the number of patent lawsuits Knobbe Martens handled has soared, resulting in the firm’s rapid climb up Corporate Counsel’s “Patent Litigation Survey” rankings. Between 2011 and 2014 the number of patent cases it handled more than doubled, increasing from 40 to 82. 

Knobbe Martens Named A Top 10 Patent Litigation Firm

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has ranked highly in the 2014 Corporate Counsel Patent Litigation Survey. The firm ranked as one of the top ten patent litigation firms on the list of “The Busiest Firms Overall”.  Firms are ranked based on the number of federal district court patent lawsuits handled in prior year. The firm jumped 16 spots to number seven on this year’s list.

Knobbe Martens Venture Client Invests in Biotech Company

In September 2014, Adaptimmune Limited, a leading biotechnology company focused on the use of T-cell therapy to treat cancer and infectious disease, announced the completion of a $104 million Series A financing round. 


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