IP Law Firm Knobbe Martens Announces Expansion with the Addition of 38 New Associates Firm Wide

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.– LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire –Knobbe Martens, the leading intellectual property law firm headquartered in the Western United States, has announced that it is expanding with the addition of 38 new associates in 2007. The additions were made in the firm’s Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco offices in response to a continually growing client base. The expansion will further allow the firm to provide the highest caliber of representation in a wide range of intellectual property matters to clients worldwide.

“The firm continues to enjoy tremendous success and we are pleased to announce increased growth again this year by welcoming an incredibly qualified and diverse associate class,” said Steven Nataupsky, managing partner of the firm. “The new associates have impressive credentials and will assist us to provide the highest quality intellectual property legal services for our clients.”

Additions to the Orange County office include: Sean Ambrosius, Michelle Armond, William Blonigan, Cheryl Burgess, David Chan, Brian Claassen, Stephen Cotton, Brent Dougal, Benjamin Evans, Carolyn Favorito, Nicholas Janda, Eskinder Kebret, Kregg Koch, Mark Lezama, Nora Marachelian, Alejandro Munoz, Gregory Phillips, Umair Qadeer, Michael Richmond, Sunjeev Sikand, Lindsey Singeo, Bridget Smith, Jeffrey Stephens and John Swingle. San Diego’s new associates include: Raj Advani, Dan Brecht, Ian Jaquette, Alan Kessler, Nam Kim, Liberty Mann, Mark Marsden, Susan Payne and Peter Sun. In addition, David Buckingham, Adrienne Cheng, Kurt Meinz, Munes Tomeh and Gregory Tse will work in the San Francisco office.

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including transactional and litigation practices. Clients include public and private companies at various stages of growth, from start-up to the Fortune 500 worldwide. The firm has been recognized in international surveys for excellence in all aspects of intellectual property law. In 2007, the firm was ranked #1 for growth in patent litigation and in the top 10 for number of patent litigation cases in a nationwide survey conducted by IP Law 360. In addition, several members of the firm have been voted among the world’s leading intellectual property lawyers. More information about the firm can be found at: kmob.com

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