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Jonathan Bachand

Jon Bachand focuses his practice on helping companies protect their most important products and innovations. He represents various clients in all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on representing pharmaceutical and medical device companies in adversarial patent proceedings. Super Lawyers magazine has repeatedly named Jon a “Rising Star” in the field of intellectual property litigation.

Jon has experience representing companies in all phases of district court litigation and in 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Jon represents both patent owners and petitioners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in inter partes review proceedings involving pharmaceuticals, life-sciences, and chemical processing patents. A former judicial clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Jon has significant appellate experience and has successfully represented numerous clients in appeals before the Federal Circuit from both district court and PTAB proceedings.

Jon is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, which he helped start as one of its founding attorneys in 2008. He is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and organizes Knobbe’s representation of American Service Veterans before the Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims. Jon is the former chair of the Chemical Engineering and the Law Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and is actively involved in numerous organizations including the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He is on the USC Gould Alumni Association Board and serves as the chair of the Washington DC region. Jon lives in Arlington Virginia with his family, including their rescue dog Ralphy.

Law Clerk Experience

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010-2011.

University of Southern California – Gould School of Law (USC), J.D., Order of the Coif
Northeastern University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor in History, Carl S. Ell Scholar, Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society, Omega Chi Epsilon – Chemical Engineering Honor Society
District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of California
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Biological Manufacturing of Chemicals


Diagnostic Tools

Synthetic Biology & Nanotechnology

Chemical, Industrial & Materials


Analytical Chemistry


Chemical Engineering

Combinatorial Chemistry

Food Chemistry

Oil & Gas

Organic Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry



Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Food & Beverage

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors


Biodegradable Materials

Bioenergy & Biofuels


Clean Technology


Drinking Water Treatment

Green Chemistry

Waste Mitigation & Treatment

Media, Advertising & Entertainment



Social Media

Medical Devices & Procedures

Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures

Ophthalmology & Eye Care

Sleep Apnea

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Tissue Engineering

Urology & Incontinence

Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Wound Care


Biological Manufacturing of Chemicals


Biosimilars & Hatch-Waxman Litigation

Diagnostic Tools

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Automotive Transportation & Powersports

Filters (Air, Fuel, Oil)

Fuels & Additives

Appellate Litigation
Design Patents
Global Portfolio Management
HatchWaxman Litigation
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
ITC Litigation
Patent Litigation
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation
Unfair Competition Litigation

  • Named a Best Performing ANDA Attorneys Representing Defendants by Patexia Insight’s 2021 ANDA Litigation Intelligence Report
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation‘s exclusive “Under 40 Hot List” for his work in intellectual property litigation (2018-2019)
  • Named a “Washington DC Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for his intellectual property litigation practice (2014-2020)


  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITC TLA)
  • USC Gould School of Law Alumni Association: Regional Chair, Washington, D.C.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – Past Chair of Chemical Engineering and the Law Forum
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