Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Joe Jennings


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Notre Dame Law School
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Drexel University

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern 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

Professional Profile 

Joseph F. Jennings is a litigation partner in the firm’s Orange County office.

Mr. Jennings represents various clients in all type of intellectual-property disputes, including those involving patents, trademarks, trade-secrets, and related unfair competition claims.  His primary emphasis is handling patent cases.  He has represented clients in district courts throughout the country and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He has also represented clients in connection with international disputes involving litigation in jurisdictions throughout the world.  His cases have involved a vast array of technologies and products, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor processing, optics, thin film technology, medical devices, and surgical procedures.

Mr. Jennings is currently an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University Law School where he teaches Patent Litigation.  He is also a member of several professional groups and a past Board Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Jennings is also active in the community as a volunteer with various youth sports programs and has served as a Board Member for the Newport Beach Little League since 2002 and President since 2011.

Mr. Jennings joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 1996.


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D. 1989), Notre Dame Law Review
  • Drexel University (B.S. Chemical Engineering 1985), Phi Eta Sigma National Engineering Honor Society, Dean's List all semesters
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