Mr. Knepper is a shareholder and past president of the firm. In his practice, he has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for clients in a wide range of technological disciplines.
His clients consider him an experienced and trusted advisor. Mr. Knepper manages a large portfolio of work for domestic and international clients. In his practice he prepares and prosecutes patent applications, prepares opinions and agreements, and counsels clients regarding intellectual property protection strategies.
Mr. Knepper takes a keen interest in the technologies that he works with. These include semiconductors, image sensors, displays, LIDAR systems, antennas, memory, computer security, software, medical devices, fuel cells, communication systems and many more.
With degrees in philosophy and electrical engineering, Mr. Knepper is particularly adept at claiming inventions broadly and with accuracy. He applies an innovative style to protecting inventions in a changing legal landscape.
Colorado School of Mines (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1998)
University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 1993)
Goucher College (B.A., Philosophy, 1990)
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Nathan Burkan Memorial Award, University of Colorado, 1993
Judge: Interdisciplinary Ethics Tech Competition, University of Colorado, February 2018.
Judge: MedTech Innovators Conference, 2017-2018
Speaker: “Alumni Connections,” Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association, March 8, 2017
Speaker, "Patent Strategies to Strike Back Following the 'Alice Storm' Aftermath," The Knowledge Group, August 11, 2016
Author, "Lessons to Take from Two District Court Denials of Patent Eligibility," Inside Counsel, March 6, 2015
Author, "Tips for Patent Prosecution Strategies Post-Alice," Inside Counsel, Feb. 20, 2015
Author, "What Are the Practical Applications of the New Patent Eligibility Test?" Inside Counsel, Feb. 6, 2015
Author, "The New Methods for Drafting Patent Applications Post-Alice," InsideCounsel, January 23, 2015
Author, "Practical Considerations for Addressing Patent Eligibility during the Pleading Stage," InsideCounsel, January 9, 2015
Author, “Evaluation of Inventions for Patenting and Preparation of Invention Disclosures Post-Alice” InsideCounsel, December 26, 2014
“Provisional Patents: Cost-Effective Protection?” Law Week Colorado, December 5, 2013.
Lecturer, "Capturing Innovations in your Company," 9th Annual Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, June 2011.
"Four Essential Steps to Preserve Patent Rights." IEEE GOLD newsletter Gold Rush, December 2010.
Lecturer, Strategic Intellectual Property Planning Continuing Legal Education Conference, January 2004.
Presentations to client employees and educational groups regarding intellectual property protection.