Dr. Jonathan Knight, a former finance professional, helps clients procure and exploit proprietary patent positions in fintech, computing, and chemical technologies. His clients include leading edge firms focused in cybersecurity, blockchain, internet-of-things, pharma, immunoassays, digital health, and green technology.
His practice includes domestic and international patent procurement, patent validity opinions, IP due diligence, licensing (including analysis of software GPL issues), and business counseling. He also has assisted with post-grant trial proceedings at the USPTO, patent infringement actions in federal courts, and opposition proceedings at the EPO.
Jonathan's doctoral thesis integrated computational chemistry tools in mathematical programming-guided design of chemical processes. As a research engineer, he developed a test reactor cooperatively configured with process simulation tools to assess scalability of cationic polymerization catalysts.
In finance, he developed proprietary valuation technology for leveraged mortgage arbitrage, heading a team of five Ph.D.s and more than a dozen software, database, and network professionals. Jonathan founded a firm that deployed capital in asset-backed structured finance (ABS), asset-based loans (ABL), and private investments in public companies (PIPE).
- The George Washington University (J.D. 2015); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering 1995); Florida Institute of Technology (B.S. in Chemical Engineering 1990)
- District of Columbia and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office