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Knobbe Martens

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Managing Partner: Steven J Nataupsky  
Number of partners:164
Number of lawyers:254
Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has close to 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

Rankings & Recognition:
■Ranked in 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers
■Recognized Among Top Trademark Law Firms in US and California in 2019 ‘WTR 1000’
■Named a 2018 ‘Top IP Boutique Law Firm’ in California by the Daily Journal
■Recognized in Legal Media Group’s 2018 (LMG) ‘Life Sciences Survey’ for Hatch-Waxman Litigation, Patent Litigation, Prosecution and Patent Strategy and Management
■Ranked in Benchmark Litigation 2019 Guide
■Ranked in The Legal 500 ‘United States 2018’ for Patent Licensing, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution (Reexaminations and Post-Grant Proceedings) and Trademarks
■Ranked in California and Seattle as a 2018 Leading Law Firm for Patent Prosecution, Transactions and Litigation in the International Asset Management (IAM) ‘Patent 1000’ Guide
■Recognized Nationally and Regionally in Managing IP’s 2018 ‘IP Stars’ Handbook for Life Sciences, Patent and Trademark Contentious, Patent and Trademark Prosecution and PTAB Litigation
■Ranked #1 ‘Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys’ based on Firm Size by Law360

Main Areas of Practice:

■Antitrust & Patent Misuse Litigation
■Appellate Litigation
■Consumer Products Litigation
■Copyright Litigation
■Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology Litigation
■Hatch-Waxman Litigation
■ITC Litigation
■Medical Device Litigation
■Patent Office Litigation
■Trade Secret & Employment Mobility Litigation
■Trademark & Brand Protection Litigation


■Copyright Registration
■Due Diligence
■Digital Millennium Copyright Act issues

IP Strategy:
■Due Diligence
■Opinions & Counseling IP

Transactions & Agreements:
■Technology Licensing
■Patent Licensing
■Copyright & Trademark Licensing
■Due Diligence
■Technology Transfer

■Patent Prosecution
■Global Coordination
■Design Patents
■PTAB Ex Parte Patent Proceedings
■PTAB IPR & Post-Grant Proceedings

Trademarks & Brand Protection:
■Domain Name & Website Content Disputes
■International Trademarks
■Trademark Clearance, Registration & Enforcement
■TTAB Proceedings

USPTO Trials & Post-Grant Proceedings:
■Covered Business Methods
■Derivation Proceedings
■Inter Partes Review
■Patent Interferences
■Post-Grant Review

Data Privacy & Security:
■Breach Preparedness & Response
■Compliance with Federal, State & International Laws
■Marketing & Behavior Analytics Compliance
■Privacy by Design
■Privacy Policies & Notices