Irfan A. Lateef is a partner at Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear. Mr. Lateef serves clients around the globe with intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis in high stakes patent litigation. He appears regularly before federal district courts throughout the country and has extensive experience before the International Trade Commission in Section 337 proceedings. He represents a number of clients from Asia, including the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Mr. Lateef has obtained significant awards for plaintiffs and also efficiently defended his clients’ interests. He has succeeded at all levels of litigation including early settlement, motions for summary judgment, jury verdicts, and appeals.
Mr. Lateef distinguished himself as an extraordinary lawyer for intellectual property disputes. In 2011, the Daily Journal recognized Mr. Lateef as one of the top 100 IP lawyers in California based on the impact of his work and how it affected the industry and society. He has continuously been recognized by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer. Also, he was named one of The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners in the IAM 1000 published by IAM magazine in 2013 and was recognized by Legal500 for Patent Litigation in 2013.
He is also a registered patent attorney. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, computer software, and medical devices. He also represents clients in other intellectual property matters including those involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress and copyrights, with cases in areas such as electronics, semiconductors, biometric authentication, cosmetics, software, medical devices, vehicle products and prosthesis technology.