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About Us

Knobbe Martens is an agent of innovation, providing clients worldwide with forward-focused Intellectual Property and Technology law service and representation. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing IP law firms, with more than 300 attorneys and scientists representing the complete spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas.

We combine unmatched technical and litigation expertise to deliver superior results in both transactional and contested matters, for both cutting edge start-ups and established Fortune 500 companies. Our work spans fields ranging from physics to pharmaceuticals and entertainment to engineering.

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Community / Pro Bono

We believe a law firm exists to serve both its clients and its community. That’s why we provide extensive pro bono legal services to deserving individuals and institutions, as well as donating our time and financial resources to a wide range of professional, community and nonprofit organizations. 

And we back our commitment in real and meaningful ways, including recognizing and rewarding employees for their contributions during review. It’s part of a firm-wide philosophy of growing by giving back. And working to serve the people we’re proud to call friends, and places we’re proud to call home.

Learn more about our Pro Bono and Community initiatives here

Knobbe Martens Opens New York Office

The firm’s Midtown Manhattan office opened in 2017 to meet growing demand for a full-service, IP-focused firm in New York. The office location enhances Knobbe Martens’ ability to provide intellectual property services, including litigation and transactional assistance, to the greater New York area’s financial tech, pharmaceutical, fashion & beauty, luxury goods, media, and entertainment industries, as well as its thriving start-up innovation environment.

The New York office improves the firm’s access and availability to its clients and foreign associates in Europe and Western Asia and provides the firm with an additional office location that appeals to highly-qualified candidates with advanced technical and law degrees coming from universities in and around the Northeast Corridor.


Do you combine insatiable curiosity with serious smarts? Do you believe there’s no such thing as a minor detail? Do you want to work with people who encourage and inspire you?

Then you belong here.

We’re constantly on the lookout for bright, motivated individuals looking to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Who believe the law isn’t what’s written in a book, but an instrument of change.

It’s a big challenge. But nothing great ever came from small ones.

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We don’t hire associates, we hire future partners

We hire attorneys who don’t simply see the future, but shape it. Who expect great things of themselves, and foster greatness in others.

We’ve assembled what we consider to be the finest team of IP attorneys in the world. And we’re passionate about keeping and growing that team. Organically. Internally. Through paths as diverse as the people who pursue them.

That’s why we seek attorneys who welcome challenges and the opportunities those challenges create. People whose talent, motivation, energy and creativity are on display every day (along with a smile).

So why should you want to be part of our team?

We don’t churn and burn. We don’t hire more summer associates than the number of full-time associate offers we expect to extend. Likewise, we don’t hire more associates than we expect to eventually make partner. And there’s no limit to how many associates are admitted to the partnership each year. Bottom line: we don’t want you looking over your shoulder. We want you looking ahead to your future.

You grow, we grow. There’s a reason we’re one of the largest IP law firms in America. People stay here. They flourish and succeed thanks to our unmatched training, mentorship and continuing education programs. It’s really a pretty simple formula. The better you get, the better we all get. The better we all get, the better our clients get. Which gets right back to you.

The freedom to be your best. We have only one thing to say to attorneys who want to broaden their practices: Go for it. New associates are encouraged to work on a variety of projects, and are provided with the flexibility to try their hand at litigation and/or prosecution and client practice. As our attorneys progress, we bring out their best by giving them more challenging tasks and responsibilities. That means you’ll be able to work on many cases in many areas with people whose doors—and minds—are always open.

Your life is not a timesheet. Around here you get rewarded for working smarter, not longer. We don’t keep track of who was last to leave the office. We applaud our attorneys for producing quality work, for pitching in when help is needed, and for keeping their clients happy. If the court or a client demands we work into the night, we’ll gladly do it – in the spirit of excellent client service.

Learn more here.