Jeff Knapp

Patent Agent


Jeff is a Patent Agent who focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, as well as advising clients regarding patent procurement matters. He teaches Religious Education at St. Leo's Church and is in the Knights of Columbus. Jeff also enjoys getting back to Colorado to see his family.

Jeff was a US Patent Examiner for 8 1/2 years before becoming a Patent Agent in 2000. Since then, he has worked both for law firms and corporations. As an Agent, Jeff has been involved in patent portfolio management and "nuts-and-bolts" prosecution. He decided to join ADVENT in April, 2017, because of its people & business model.

Jeff spends much of his free time with his dogs Copper and Charlie and likes to get back to Colorado every month or two to see his family. Jeff has lived in every time zone in the lower 48 states. As a by-product of those moves and a love of travel, he has been in 42 of the lower 48.


O:  402.991.6085
C:  919.800.8247


Patent Drafting, Patent Prosecution, Patent Searching, Invention Disclosure Mining and Review


Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1988; Master of Science in Ceramic Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1990


United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Agent, 2000


favorite words of wisdom:

If it ain’t broke, you’re not trying.
— Red Green

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