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Knobbe Martens

4 National Rankings & 11 Metro Rankings | Website

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Rankings

Knobbe Martens is nationally ranked in 4 practice areas and regionally ranked in 11 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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National rankings:
Gold Badges Tier 1 in Patent Law
Regional rankings:
Los Angeles
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Select Clients

  • Access Closure, Inc.
  • Advanced Thermal Sciences Corp.
  • Alios BioPharma
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • AMP Research
  • Applied Medical Resources Corp.
  • Automobile Club of Southern California
  • Beckman Coulter, Inc.
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • CG Tech
  • HTC Corp.
  • I-Flow Corp.
  • InterMune, Inc.
  • Jelly Belly
  • Journée Lighting Inc.
  • KFx Medical Corporation
  • Magnetar Technologies Corp.
  • Makita USA
  • Masimo Corp.
  • Monster Energy Co.
  • Mustek Systems, Inc
  • Nobel Biocare, Inc.
  • Oakley
  • Ossur
  • Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Ranbaxy Laboratories, Ltd.
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. and Samsung Mobile Display
  • Schindler Elevator Corp.
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • Starbucks Corp.
  • T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  • Toshiba Corp.
  • Ulthera Inc.
  • Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

Selected Client Comments

Patent Law

Knobbe Martens focuses on hiring and developing exceptional talent and is well managed. I can rely on them to handle any matter well, and with good results.

Benjamin Brown Analog Devices, Inc.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear offers very high quality service.

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Patent Law

Knobbe provides great practical and strategic advice.

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Patent Law

We have worked with Knobbe Martens for several years now. By far, they are the best patent law firm in the nation. They take a meticulous approach to understanding the invention; perform a systematic review of prior art, and thoughtfully craft the disclosure and claims.

Vikram Janardhan Insera Therapeutics, LLC

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens provides excellent advice on strategy and patent office practice. They are quick to understand business objectives, very responsive and client-focused.

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Litigation - Patent

Knobbe's commitment to its clients and understanding of their businesses and technologies sets it apart from other law firms; great lawyers and great results.

Tom McClenahan

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Patent Law

Mike Fuller at Knobbe Martens is great at connecting with client inventors, and truly understands both the technology and law pertaining to it.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear attorneys have excellent responsiveness and follow-through. They are highly knowledgeable in the areas of formulation, and provide novel compositions and approaches for successful prosecution.

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Trademark Law

Knobbe Martens gets to practical solutions quickly, which is critical in supporting in-house counsel challenges.

David Harshman Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Marens Olson & Bear provides excellent service and responsiveness.

David Harshman Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens is a great firm. They have tremendous expertise and a culture of service.

Sonny Gill Tessera, Inc.

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Trademark Law

Knobbe Martens deeply understands our business and always provides us with appropriate professional advice.

Shinya Fujii MegaHouse Corporation

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Trademark Law

Gregory Phillips and his team at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear are highly responsive and provide great advice on what trademarks we should register when around the world.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear continued to provide valuable service and advice for both US and foreign patent prosecution, as well as additional legal matters. Knobbe is a valuable and cost-effective resource.

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Litigation - Intellectual Property

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear is a law firm with smart and clever lawyers.

Jasper Jia Asia Optical Co., Inc.

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Patent Law

The team at Knobbe Martens is amazing and it has been a joy to work with them over the past 5 years.

Patrick O'Neill Olloclip

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear has excellent attorneys. They are experts in patent law as well as technical understanding of medical devices and are very responsive and timely. It has been a pleasure to work with Sabing as well as Adam.

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Litigation - Patent

We've used Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear extensively for more than 5 years across a wide variety of patent and other intellectual property litigation and pre-litigation matters. Although we initially planned to rely on a panel of firms for our litigation needs we've elected time and time again to reward Knobbe's tremendous expertise, service and results with the next matter that arises. In particular, we've been extremely pleased with their willingness to work very hard to resolve cases early, even if resulting in far less fees paid for their work. Partner Jon Gurka especially deserves recognition for those kinds of efforts. It's turned us into a very happy and loyal client.

Kraig Washburn Flexera Software

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Trademark Law

Jeff of Knobbe Martens does a great job of getting back to us. His counsel and recommendations have helped to keep our cost down and add value to our goals.

John Lown TAKEYA USA CORPORATION

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Litigation - Intellectual Property

Irfan Lateef, of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, is an intelligent, effective and professional intellectual property litigation attorney. He also excels at building relationships with his clients and productively handling the back-and-forth with opposing counsel.

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Patent Law

We have trusted Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear for many years and will continue to for many more! Rose Thiessen is a natural extension of our in-house team, providing quality and efficiency with resources and time.

Laura Johnson DexCom, Inc.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear is highly recommended.

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Patent Law

The patent attorneys we work with at Knobbe Martens provide pragmatic and timely advice on patent matters to a high standard. They also handle a high volume of patent drafting efficiently and when required provide out of left field solutions to challenging problems.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens did excellent work for my patent application. Mr. Ross makes the impossible possible and I very much appreciate him.

CC Chen Cinaton

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens is by far the best OC IP firm that I have dealt with over my 20 years in OC business. They combine the strategy, execution, and value that few others have been able to provide for my companies. The attorneys are very sharp individuals that are true business partners. I give the Knobbe team equal weight to our internal development and commercial team in creating value for Mindframe that was recognized by our acquirer Covidien.

Ken Charhut MindFrame, Inc.

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Litigation - Patent

Considering the nine-hour time difference, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear's lawyers are always willing to schedule calls to suit our European time zone. We appreciate the firm's team approach. If our main contact is not available, we can usually reach a team member that can pitch in.

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Copyright Law

Sometimes a patent litigation includes copyright issues. Knobbe Martens can respond well to the issues.

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Litigation - Patent

Knobbe Martens is full of litigation skills and works with a client-centered attitude. We are a Japanese company and they very well understand the Japanese way of thinking and the business style of a Japanese company. We really appreciate their efforts to understand our business style. Despite the high quality services, their fees are much less expensive than other firms at the same level.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens has a thorough knowledge of the America Invents Act and gave us a good lecture of it.

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Patent Law

Knobbe Martens is very highly recommended. This firm is extremely responsive, cost effective and diligent. They are a terrific group of lawyers who understand our business and legal needs.

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Patent Law

In my 25 years of patenting in the pharmaceutical industry, my experience with Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear stands out as the best. Ryan Melnick as our lead attorney is highly knowledgeable and is able to clearly convey options and recommendations in the face of complex issues. He is easy to work with and is always immediately responsive to questions. Preparation of patent applications by his team has been consistently timely-particularly in avoiding the need for a last-minute rush before deadlines. For particularly important and difficult matters, he has capitalized on additional expertise within the firm. KMOB has my highest recommendation.

Mike Dudley The Medicines Company

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Patent Law

I manage all the IP related efforts for our firm, and have worked with the team at Knobbe Martens in San Diego for over 5 years. We work with them for all of our IP prosecution and diligence needs. We have also consulted with Knobbe on contract needs. Knobbe has always provided a top level of support for our needs and we will continue to use them in the future.

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Patent Law

We are very happy with all aspects of Knobbe Martens performance and support provided at all levels.

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