David Knight graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering.
He practised as an engineer for a number of years before being
recruited into the patent litigation group of a leading IP practice
to provide technical support in patent infringement actions. David
re-qualified as a solicitor and later joined a firm of patent
agents where, in addition to acting in patent litigation matters,
he gained experience of the filing of patent applications and
proceedings before the European Patent Office. David returned to
solicitors’ practice and after spending some years with a niche IP
practice he joined Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP as a partner in May
Since qualifying as a
solicitor in 1992 David has practised IP law exclusively. Although his
practice remains focussed on patents he covers the full range of IP
copyright. In addition to conducting
contentious matters, David advises on non-contentious matters
including IP due diligence and IP licensing agreements.
David is often invited to
speak at conferences around the world on patent and IP subjects. He
also lectures on IP at the Universities of Cambridge and
David regularly writes
articles for publications, and is the editor of Field Fisher
Waterhouse’s patents publication, Innovate.
David is a Fellow of the
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a former
Council member of the Institution. He is a Member of the
Worshipful Company of. In addition David is a member of: Chartered
Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA); and The International
Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI).