Dan Knauss is an experienced life sciences intellectual property litigator. He counsels clients regarding disputes in a wide variety of technology areas, including cancer and antiviral medicines, biosimilars and antibody drugs, agricultural technology and biofuels, and medical devices. He has litigated cases to trial in a variety of federal courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Delaware Court of Chancery and the International Trade Commission.

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  • CoolIT Protects Key Patent at PTAB 

  • Global cross-license achieved for Gevo in long-running biofuels patent case 

  • Complete win for Gilead Sciences in dispute involving breakthrough SOVALDI treatment  

  • Pretrial Win for Gevo in Patent Suit 


  • Stanford Law School
    JD, with Distinction, 2009

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    PhD, Microbiology and Cancer Biology

  • Gonzaga University
    BS, Biology
    cum laude, 1999

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Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)


  • California Bar Association

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law Employer Advisory Council