I graduated with a degree in electronic engineering and practised as an engineer for a number of years before moving into the law and qualifying as a solicitor.
In addition to working in solicitors' practices I have spent some time with a firm of patent attorneys where, in addition to acting in patent litigation matters, I gained experience of patent prosecution.
My practice covers the full range of IP rights (patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, etc.) particularly where such rights are technical in character.
The main focus of my practice is patent law. I advise on and conduct both offensive and defensive litigation of patent rights, patent infringement avoidance; commercial exploitation and acquisition, and how to use patents for competitive advantage. Often this is done on a multi-jurisdictional basis, and covers a wide variety of technologies including renewable energy, aerospace, medical devices, scientific instrumentation, blockchain, oil & gas, printing, computer games, household products, construction and cleantech.
I have been privileged to have been involved in some cases that have stretched existing laws and created new laws.
I am a regular speaker and university lecturer on patent and Intellectual Property subjects. I also regularly write articles for publications.
What others say…
Litigator David Knight at Fieldfisher 'has an excellent engineering background, a sharp mind and gets on well with clients - he's an easy recommendation and a very safe and effective pair of hands'
High stake engineering litigation is a staple in the workload of David Knight at Fieldfisher
Thanks a lot for all the help, you guys really impressed me in your ability to understand the problem, as I am sure you were new to our industry