David M. Knapp


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Phone: (312) 360-6320

Fax: (312) 360-6520

Creativity is fueled by curiosity and powered by imagination. Creativity is ‘challenge accepted,’ coupled with the courage to explore, experiment, and educate your way toward a solution. Creativity is generous and vulnerable. It requires courage. At some point, you and your creation must stand up and be seen or speak up and be heard. Be creative.

– Scott Perry



David Knapp is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and Intellectual Property Practice Group. David’s practice focuses on intellectual property enforcement and defense and intellectual property portfolio management. David has developed patent portfolios in technical fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals, medical diagnostics, and software. David also advises clients on intellectual property risk management, including patent portfolio due diligence, patent infringement and validity opinions, and freedom-to-operate analyses. David has technical experience in the fields of chemistry, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and chromatography.

David graduated from George Washington University Law School. Before becoming an attorney, David earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. David’s graduate work focused on the development of new reaction methodology and the development of novel therapeutics for treatment of systemic fungal infections. Prior to joining Freeborn, David was an Associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.





  • D. Knapp, "The Fate of Small-Molecule Natural Products after Myriad Genetics," 43(4) AIPLA Q.J. 595 (2015).