Jennifer R. Knight

Jennifer R. Knight joined Clements Bernard Walker (CBW) in July 2018 after working for 30 years at Eastman Chemical Company. Her career included technical and managerial assignments of increasing responsibilities before joining Eastman’s legal department as an attorney specializing in Intellectual Property law in 2006. Dr. Knight has extensive experience in patent application drafting and prosecution, patent portfolio management, and preparing patentability, validity, and infringement opinions. Dr. Knight also has a strong transactional background. She has negotiated license agreements, joint development agreements, and master research agreements with universities as well as agreements for the purchase of patent rights. She advises clients on the need for and risks of confidentiality agreements when working with third parties and ensures agreements have an appropriate scope. 

Representative arts include packaging, catalysis, process flow sheets, separations technologies, unit operations, small molecules, fibers, polymers, plasticizers, shrink film, carboxylic acids, and anhydrides, and track and trace technology. 

Dr. Knight completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering four years after completing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After a seventeen-year break from school, Dr. Knight enrolled in the University of Tennessee, College of Law where she was Executive Editor of the Tennessee Law Review and graduated number 2 in her class of 138. 


B.S. Chemical Engineering – University of Tennessee 
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering – University of Massachusetts 
J.D. – University of Tennessee 


NC United States Patent & Trademark Office 

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