David Knapp

David M. Knapp, Ph.D.


David Knapp focuses his practice on patent litigation, representing defendants in Hatch-Waxman litigation and in various fields of life sciences, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and software. He has also provided clients patent prosecution, due diligence, freedom to operate, patentability and counseling services since 2016. David received his Ph.D. in chemistry, with a research focus on novel antifungal drug development and reaction design.

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2016
    American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois, 2012
  • B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, magna cum laude, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois