A Top National IP Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and LMG


Knobbe Martens has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, and its survey partner Best Lawyers, as a “2017 Best Law Firm” for its patent law and litigation practices. The firm received a national “Tier 1” ranking for patent litigation and patent law.  In addition, Knobbe Martens again achieved “Tier 1” regional rankings for the Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Seattle offices, in the areas of patent litigation, intellectual property litigation, patent law and trademark law.  This year, the Seattle office was also recognized for its information technology law practice.

Knobbe Martens continued to receive high praise from its clients. The following excerpts appear on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” website at

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

“Knobbe Martens continues to provide valuable service and advice for both U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, as well as additional legal matters.  Knobbe is a valuable and cost-effective resource.” – Anonymous

“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

Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence as evidenced by persistently impressive ratings from their clients and peers, along with hard data. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Full rankings and recognition by U.S. News and World Report can be viewed at

Knobbe Martens has also recently been honored with a series of accolades from Legal Media Group’s (LMG) Life Sciences division. In the 2016 LMG Life Sciences rankings, the firm ranked as “highly recommended” in the categories of Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management and Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation (Generic). The firm was also recognized for its General Patent Litigation practice.

Twelve of the firm’s partners were named “Life Sciences Stars” in LMG’s annual rankings, including: Dan Altman, Ned Israelsen, Christy Lea, Sabing Lee, Dr. Joseph Mallon, Don Martens, Dr. Salima Merani, Dr. Kimberly Miller, Joseph Re, Dr. Joseph Reisman, Gerard von Hoffmann, and William Zimmerman.

Earlier this year Dr. Merani and Mr. Zimmerman were respectively honored at the 2016 Life Sciences Annual Awards as “Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year” and “Hatch-Waxman (Generic) Litigator of the Year”

About Knobbe Martens

With over 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation.  Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages.  Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C.  More information about the firm can be found at


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