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Gregory A. Hermanson

Gregory A. Hermanson is a partner in the firm’s San Diego office. His practice includes representation of clients in the imaging, electrical, software and mechanical industries. He focuses on patent-related matters and has extensive experience in procuring intellectual property and protecting technology rights for new and established companies.

Greg practices in numerous high-tech areas relating to cyber-physical systems including drones, 3D and stereoscopic technologies, control systems, home connectivity and automation, IR sensing systems, image processing, business software, display systems, touch interfaces, mobile device imaging systems, wireless power transfer, Internet, smart sensors, wireless communication and educational software. His practice also includes medical and surgical technologies, mechanical and electro-mechanical products.

Prior to joining the firm, Greg was a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, and developed image exploitation systems for General Dynamics and BAE Systems, Inc.

Greg joined Knobbe Martens in 2002 and became a partner in 2008.

University of San Diego School of Law (USD), J.D.
Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., Imaging Science
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Personalized Medicine

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Automation & Robotics

Construction & Home Improvement




Consumer Products & Services

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT


Clean Technology


Drinking Water Treatment

Emissions Abatement



Remediation & Bioremediation

Solar Power

Wind Power

Media, Advertising & Entertainment

Film & Television

Musical Instruments and Accessories

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

AI & Machine Learning

Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)

Cardiac Rhythm Management


Catheters & Probes

Chronic Total Occlusions

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Dental Devices

Dermatology & Aesthetics

Ear, Nose, & Throat


Ophthalmology & Eye Care


Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices

Prosthetics & Orthotics


Surgical Equipment


Urology & Incontinence


Personalized Medicine

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Automotive Transportation & Powersports

Tools & Equipment

Assignments and Licenses
Brand Portfolio Management
Brand Search
Covered Business Method (CBM)
Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
International Trademarks
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions and Counseling
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
Trademark & Brand Protection
Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation
Trademark Enforcement
Trademark Registration
TTAB Proceedings
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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