Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear is betting its business model has broader appeal.

The Irvine, Calif.-based intellectual property boutique has opened offices in Seattle and Washington — its first outside California. The firm’s managing partner, Steven Nataupsky, a veteran who took the reins last year, said future offices could be in Chicago and the Boston area. Also on the table are international locales, possibly in Munich, Germany; London; and Tokyo.