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  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Patent Application: 33%
  3. Patent Infringement: 33%

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Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

3403 10th Street Suite 700
Riverside, CA, 92501


NYCurrently registered 198603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2008
Listed, International Who’s Who of Patent LawyersInternational Who's Who of Business Lawyers2008
100 Most Influential Lawyers in AmericaNational Law Journal2006
Named as one of the top 100 Leading Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal (California)2006
California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for Intellectual PropertyCalifornia Lawyer Magazine2005
20th Annual Rossman Memorial AwardU.S. Patent and Trademark Office1993
Best Lawyer for Intellectual Property LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
ListedWho's Who in AmericaN/A
Recognized as a World’s Leading Patent Law ExpertsEuromoney Legal Media GroupN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationPresident2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaDirectorN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2007 - 2008
Federal Bar AssociationVice President2006 - 2007
Federal Bar AssociationTreasurer2004 - 2006
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationBoard of Directors2003 - 2006
Federal Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - 2004
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus CommitteeChair1997 - 1999
Publication nameTitleDate
Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook (2nd ed. BNA Books 2006)Chapter 5, “The Answer and Other Responsive Filings”2006
Oceana PublicationsBrief Writing and Oral Argument2005
8 West's Federal Forms - National Courts (West Pub. 2002)Chapter 186, "Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit"2002
National Law JournalIn Pfaff Case Court Clarifies On-Sale Bar1999
Patent LitigationLitigating Under Both Markman Decisions1997
Los Angeles Daily JournalIt’s Elementary: In Warner-Jenkenson, the Supreme court Upholds One Doctrine and Bolsters Another1997
Los Angeles Daily JournalOn Vacatur: Litigant’s Ability to ‘Wipe Slate clean’ Is Impaired1995
J. Pat. & Tm. Off. Soc’y 780Vacating Patent Invalidity Judgments Upon an Appellate Determination of Noninfringement1993
Practical LitigatorUsing Rule 30(b)(6) for Corporate Depositions1992
J. Pat. & Tm. Off. Soc’y 965Parallel Prosecution: Effect of Patent Prosecution on Concurrent Litigation1991
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Q.J.Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Appeals From District Court Patent Decisions1988
St. John's Law ReviewThe Stage of Publication as a `Fair Use' Factor: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. v. Nation EnterprisesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Rutgers UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Spring Meeting of the AIPLAIn Defense of Proving Patent Invalidity by Clear and Convincing Evidence2008