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Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

  • Designation: Irvine, Calif.
  • Head Count: 275
  • Gross Revenues: $195,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $710,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $500,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, is an Irvine-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, has 275 attorneys and is the 162nd largest firm in the United States.  With $195,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 150th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 150 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 170 -9 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 11 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

IP Boutiques Adjust to Client Use of Patent Office Reviews

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 05, 2015

The trend of resolving patent disputes in the government's patent office, which costs a fraction of the price of litigation, has had an uneven effect on intellectual property practices across the country.

Weil Gotshal's Reines Out From State Bar Cloud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 30, 2015

The California bar won't discipline Edward Reines for providing concert tickets to former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader.

The 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

ALM is pleased to announce its recognition of 50 law firms from across the country that accomplished the largest awards for their plaintiff clients in 2015.

Patent a Cure for the Common Cold? This Lawyer Did

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : September 09, 2015

Obtaining a patent in general is no easy feat. So what happens when someone wants to patent a cure for the common cold?

PTAB's Estoppel Rules Lack Teeth, Lawyers Grumble

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 04, 2015

The Federal Circuit is signaling a narrow read on the AIA's litigation bar, which may raise the price tag on patent suits.

Firms Sound Alarm in Patent Malpractice Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 26, 2015

A decision that representing rival patent-seekers amounts to a conflict of interest would have dire consequences for lawyers and clients, according to an amicus brief from Morrison & Foerster, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and several other firms.

New Rules May Please PTAB's Critics

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 19, 2015

One proposal announced Wednesday by PTO Director Michelle Lee would allow patent owners to present evidence earlier.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Solar Firm Slaps Rival With Trade Secret Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 03, 2015

SunPower says exiting employees copied thousands of files before joining SunEdison.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Lisa Lednicer : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

Knobbe Martens has a singular focus — intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.

The 2015 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

This week we recognize 15 law firms that accomplish great things in the realm of intellectual property law.

End of an Era?

Sheri Qualters : Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

IP verdicts spiked last year, but not because of patent trolls.

Philips Can't Escape $467M Blood Monitor Patent Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2015

A federal judge in Delaware turned away Philips' attack on its adversary's conduct before the PTO, setting the stage for a likely appeal.

Litigation Department of the Year, Intellectual Property: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The IP-only shop secured a string of high-dollar wins, including a $466 million patent infringement verdict.

Litigation Department of the Year, Game Changer: Joseph Re

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear litigator was able to stop the bleeding for a medical device maker facing bankruptcy after a devastating patent-infringement ruling.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015