OC Managing Partner, Knobbe Martens
WHY: Largest OC law firm: more than 150 local attorneys of some 250 across half-dozen offices; 400 local workers; dominant firm focused on intellectual property.
RECENT: Nataupsky recognized for “patent prosecution excellence” by Legal 500, May 2019. Firm secured $5M verdict, late 2018, for Monster Energy, defending beverage company’s patents (see Rodney Sacks, Hilton Schlosberg entries).
NOTABLE: Clients have included Masimo—decades of patent defense for medical device maker (see Joe Kiani entry) securing more than $1B in judgments, royalties; Toshiba, Samsung, Oakley.