Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear is an Irvine, California-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, Knobbe Martens has 268 attorneys and is the 159th largest firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 153rd on The American Lawyer's Am Law 200 in 2011 with 2010 gross revenue of $163,500,000. The firm has eight practice area specialties: patents; intellectual property litigation; trademarks and brands; copyrights; trade secrets; international matters; interferences; and reexaminations. There is a strong international component to the firm's practice, with both international practitioners at the firm and with a global network of affiliates. The firm's attorneys work out of five offices in California, once in Seattle, and one in Washington, D.C.
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Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 25, 2013
The Delaware Court of Chancery has blocked a defunct health research organization's motion to rescind changes to patent applications made by a medical device corporation while the patent's ownership is being contested in the Delaware Supreme Court. In denying the request, the Chancery Court ruled that the research organization will not suffer irreparable harm because if the Supreme Court awards it ownership of the patent, it can reverse the amendments.