Sarah Knight, founding partner of Talem IP Law, views education and communication as key elements in her practice, which includes working with universities, research foundations, start-ups, and private and publically traded companies to carry out patent strategies in-line with their corresponding business needs.
A registered patent attorney and member of the Florida bar with a MS and BS in Electrical Engineering, Sarah handles patent preparation and prosecution as well as conducting opinion and diligence work in technology areas spanning from semiconductors to software. Sarah also is involved in counseling clients with respect to patent portfolio generation, management, and strategy for US and international protection.
Sarah is the current Chair of the Patent Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). She is also a Guest Lecturer for the Introduction to Electrical Engineering course at the University of Florida and is involved with the University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as a member of the external advisory board.
Prior to founding Talem IP Law, Sarah was a partner with Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk PA.
Select Speaking Engagements
Partnering in Patents – Software Partnership at the USPTO, Panel on Functional Language, “Functional Claiming from the Software and Electrical Arts Perspective”, October 21, 2015.
AIPLA Webinar, USPTO Section 101 Guidelines: Part I, February 12, 2015.
AIPLA Webinar, “Alice where are you going?”, December 3, 2014.
UF-OTL Presentation, “Patentable Subject Matter: what you need to know to manage your patent portfolio”, November 6, 2014.
Florida Innovation Hub at UF DECA sponsor event,”Why Should a Cash-poor Startup Protect its IP?” September 19, 2013.
US Patent and Trademark Office
University of Florida College of Law
J.D. cum laude, 2006
– President, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association, University of Florida
– Chief Research Editor, Journal of Technology Law & Policy
University of Florida
M.S. Electrical Engineering
Specialization in Electronic Circuits and Devices
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2001
Certificate in Electronics
– President, IEEE Student Chapter, University of Florida
St. Petersburg College
Associate in Arts, 1999