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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: N/A

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

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Will This Case End East Texas' Reign as the Patent Litigation Capital?

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 13, 2016

The United States has 94 federal judicial districts, but in 2015, almost half of all new patent cases were filed in just one—the Eastern District of Texas.

Lawyers Look for Patent Tide to Turn in 2016

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 31, 2015

Patent owners could make gains on key issues after several years of reform favoring accused infringers.

Finnegan Wins Suit That Spooked Patent Lawyers

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : December 24, 2015

Firms aren't automatically conflicted when they prosecute patents for business competitors with similar inventions, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Joseph Re scored a $466.8 million award for Masimo Corp. by keeping his case simple — going light on scientific terminology and foregoing many of the client's patent claims against Philips Electronics North America Corp. — in Delaware federal court last year.

Top Litigators Share Winning Strategies

: The National Law Journal : October 30, 2015

"I just show up in court and wing it," said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation.

Arnold & Porter Goes After Fees in 'Win One-Lose One' IP Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

Medical device maker TriReme is making its case for nearly $5 million in "exceptional case" patent fees despite a $20 million loss on related claims.

The Best Law Firm for Patent Litigation Right Now Is …

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 26, 2015

What law firm has the top patent litigation practice? It depends on how you measure it, but new data from Lit Daily affiliate Corporate Counsel suggests one possible answer. When you factor in other surveys, though, it's not so clear-cut.

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.