Daniel Jedediah Knauss

Dan Knauss is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and a member of the Cooley Litigation department. He joined the Firm in 2010 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.

Dr. Knauss' practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on life sciences. Dr. Knauss has litigated contract disputes and patent infringement cases concerning a variety of technologies, including cancer medicines, antiviral therapeutics, and biofuels.

Before attending law school, Dr. Knauss was Director of Intellectual Property at Third Wave Technologies, a publicly-owned molecular diagnostics company. In this position, he managed an international patent portfolio of over 200 issued and pending applications and coordinated outside counsel to achieve the company's patent procurement goals and service its licensing and litigation needs.

Dr. Knauss received a JD with honors distinction from Stanford Law School in 2009. While at Stanford, he was an editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review. In addition, he completed a full-time externship in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, preparing and successfully arguing several motions in court for misdemeanor and felony matters.

Dr. Knauss developed scientific expertise as a graduate student focusing on retroviral entry mechanisms, cancer biology, and antiretroviral therapeutic drug discovery. He is published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has given oral presentations at national scientific meetings.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and 2) Intellectual Property Litigation
Law School Stanford Law School, J.D., 2009
Admitted Year 2009
Education Gonzaga University B.S.,1999
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cooley LLP
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