Sarah Knight

Managing Partner – Florida Office 


Sarah Knight is a founding partner of Talem IP Law and heads the Patent Team. She works with national and international corporations, universities and research institutions, start-ups, and individuals in fields including computer processors, semiconductor devices, software, financial services, and medical imaging.

Sarah’s practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, as well as opinion and diligence work. Sarah is also involved in counseling clients with respect to patent portfolio generation, management, and strategy for US and international protection.

Sarah is involved with the University of Florida’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as a member of the external advisory board. She is a Guest Lecturer for the Introduction to Electrical Engineering course at the University of Florida. She was the Chair of the Patent Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) from 2017 to 2019.

For the local community, Sarah participates in Patent Pro Bono FL through the Arts & Business Council of Miami.


  • To capture innovation in a readable and usable manner
  • To support and empower business, commercialization, and growth

For clients, colleagues, and innovators, Sarah is committed to assisting the IP industry flourish through cooperation and exchange of ideas.

Sarah is an avid reader, eater, and quiet seeker.


US Patent and Trademark Office


University of Florida College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
University of Florida, M.S. Electrical Engineering
        • Specialization in Electronic Circuits and Devices
University of Florida, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2001
        • Certificate in Electronics
St. Petersburg College, A.A., 1999


Technical Specialties

Semiconductor Devices (including packaging and fabrication)
Electronic Circuits
Cyber security and Secure systems
Medical Devices
Software Applications and Products
Payment Products and Systems


IP Strategy and counseling
Patent preparation and prosecution
Patentability analysis, freedom-to-operate analysis, claim scope analysis, infringement opinions
Diligence/file history review

Select Speaking Engagements

  • AIPLA Annual Meeting, Track 1 session: Knock Knock! Patent Eligible Subject Matter in 2019 in the US and Abroad, “Strategies for Claiming Inventions Involving Software and Algorithms,” October 24, 2018
  • Keynote speaker, University of Florida Integrated Product & Process Design Review “The IPPD Stack – Developing Multiple Skills for Success,” December 5, 2017
  • 53rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, Center for American and International Law “Overcoming challenges in drafting and prosecuting patent applications on software inventions,” November 16, 2015
  • AIPLA Webinar, USPTO Section 101 Guidelines: Part I, February 12, 2015
  • AIPLA Webinar, “Alice where are you going?” December 3, 2014


American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
           Patent Law Committee Chair (2017-2019)
           Patent Law Committee Vice Chair (2015-2017)
           Professional Programming Committee Member
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
           IP Committee Member

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