Jon R. Knight
Areas of Practice
The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011; Editor-in-Chief, Federal Circuit Bar Journal; Winner, “Overall Excellence,” 2011 Gilbert A. Cuneo Government Contracts Moot Court Competition
Patrick Henry College, B.A., Government/Public Policy, 2007
Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2012–13 Hon. Mary Ellen Coster Williams, United States Court of Federal Claims, 2011–12
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
Jon Knight’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with special emphasis on matters involving intellectual property. Mr. Knight’s recent experience includes:
- successfully representing a pharmaceutical company in connection with numerous intellectual property issues, including a three-week bench trial in a patent suit brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act;
- defending a manufacturing company against a competitor in litigation involving issues of patent validity, patent infringement, and false advertising under the Lanham Act;
- representing SpaceX in litigation against the United States in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims involving contracts to launch national security payloads; and
- representing a foreign government in U.S. litigation raising issues under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Mr. Knight also shares the firm’s commitment to pro bono legal representation. Most recently, Mr. Knight is assisting an individual with multiple disabilities prosecute a disability claim before the Social Security Administration.
Mr. Knight joined the firm following clerkships with Chief Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Knight has served as a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School from 2012 to 2014, teaching scholarly writing and guiding students through all phases of writing scholarly articles in areas under the Federal Circuit’s jurisdiction, including patent law, government contracts, veterans benefits, vaccine injury claims, tax, and constitutional takings.
Selected Professional Awards and Associations
American Bar Association
The Federal Circuit Bar Association
The Federalist Society
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
Patrolling the Unfriendly Skies: Protecting Whistleblowers Through Expanded Jurisdiction, 20 Fed. Cir. B.J. 281 (2010)
Toll lanes lawsuit allowed to move forward (The Washington Post)
Legal Extern, Hon. Alexander Williams, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2010)
Legal Extern, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division (2009)