Founded in 1962, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States. It handles matters related to unfair competition, intellectual property litigation, trade secrets and interferences, and patents, trademarks and copyrights. The firm provides consultation in licensing, preparation and procurement of patents, trademarks and copyrights. It also handles international intellectual property matters of its domestic clients through a network of foreign lawyers and agents in Europe and Asia. Its clients include National Institute of Health, Bausch & Lomb, Gart, ASM America, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals and Oakley. Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear employs more than 200 attorneys and maintains a location in San Francisco.