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Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, founded in 1964, is one of the oldest and largest intellectual property law firms in the United States. With more than 160 lawyers and six offices throughout California, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear is positioned to offer effective, specialized representation in all areas of intellectual property law to clients on a local, national and global level.

Renowned for their expertise in intellectual property law, the lawyers at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear specialize in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, rights of publicity and intellectual property litigation in a wide range of industries including biotech, high-tech and life sciences.

In addition to holding more than 160 technical and scientific degrees, many lawyers at the firm have prior work experience as engineers or scientists in high-tech sectors, making them uniquely qualified to represent a broad spectrum of clients and giving them invaluable insight into the technology and technical considerations involved in intellectual property matters.

With clients ranging from international pharmaceutical companies to local start-ups, Fortune 500 firms to emerging ventures, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear provides representation for an impressive list of clients including Alliance; Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.; The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA); Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM); and Oakley Inc. (NYSE: OO).

The firm's San Diego office, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, was the first exclusive intellectual property firm in San Diego County. Today, the firm has grown to 40 lawyers and 44 staff members, serving many of the region's most influential local companies in industries including Internet, biotechnology, plant biology, medical device and wireless communications technologies, computer hardware and software, mechanical engineering, electronics, chemical and life sciences, applied physics, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products.

Housing the largest group of life sciences lawyers in San Diego County, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear has grown to meet the needs of the booming biotech and high-tech industries within the region. All 40 lawyers have technical degrees in science or engineering, with more than half holding advanced degrees and most having worked in the fields they now serve.

The lawyers of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear are specialists in providing effective service tailored to the thriving biotech and life sciences industries in San Diego. With a deep understanding of the regional market and its emerging lead in the venture capital industry, the firm is well equipped to represent and advise its local clients in all aspects of intellectual property law matters.

"Our office's continued expansion is a vote of confidence in the strength of the San Diego economy," said Ned Israelsen, managing partner of the San Diego office. "We anticipate strong growth this coming year and in the foreseeable future, and are ideally positioned to represent San Diego, as it continues to grow as an international center of technological development."

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