Jon Bachand focuses his practice on helping companies protect their most important products and innovations. He represents various clients in all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on representing pharmaceutical and medical device companies in adversarial patent proceedings. Super Lawyers magazine has repeatedly named Jon a “Rising Star” in the field of intellectual property litigation.
Jon has experience representing companies in all phases of district court litigation and in 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Jon represents both patent owners and petitioners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in inter partes review proceedings involving pharmaceuticals, life-sciences, and chemical processing patents. A former judicial clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Jon has significant appellate experience and has successfully represented numerous clients in appeals before the Federal Circuit from both district court and PTAB proceedings.
Jon is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, which he helped start as one of its founding attorneys in 2008. He is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and organizes Knobbe’s representation of American Service Veterans before the Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims. Jon is the former chair of the Chemical Engineering and the Law Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and is actively involved in numerous organizations including the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He is on the USC Gould Alumni Association Board and serves as the chair of the Washington DC region. Jon lives in Arlington Virginia with his family, including their rescue dog Ralphy.
Law Clerk Experience
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010-2011.
- Named a Best Performing ANDA Attorneys Representing Defendants by Patexia Insight's 2021 ANDA Litigation Intelligence Report
- Recognized in Benchmark Litigation's exclusive "Under 40 Hot List" for his work in intellectual property litigation (2018-2019)
- Named a "Washington DC Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine for his intellectual property litigation practice (2014-2020)
Co-author, Issue Preclusion at the ITC: New Developments for Trademark-Based Claims, Knobbe Martens Firm Alert (August 2019)
What New Hires May Lack — and How to Fix It, Legal Management (May 2019)
Supreme Court to Review Post-AIA-On-Sale Bar, Intellectual Property Strategist (August 2018)
Hatch-Waxman And Copying: An Exception To The Exception?, Law360 (November 2017)
7 Tips For Using Foreign Language Documents in IPR, Law360 (November 2016)
Evidence Of Copying Is Irrelevant In Hatch-Waxman Cases, Law360 (September 2016)
Complex Litigation for Complex Molecules: An Introduction to the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, 14 Orange County ABTL Report 3 (2012)
Author, Knobbe Martens Litigation Blog
Federal Circuit Clarifies Scope of On-Sale Bar (February 2018)
Speeches & Seminars
"The ITC: Examining the Role of this Alternate Forum in Biosimilars Dispute," ACI Summit on Biosimilars, New York, NY (June 2019)
“Assessing the Implications of the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision in SAS and its Impact on PTAB Practice,” ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium, Chicago, IL (October 2018)
"Deciphering the Business Implications of the On-Sale Bar," ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference, New York, NY (April 2018)
"Exploring the Recent Defense Trade Secrets Act," AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (November 2016)
"What You Need to Know about Being an Expert Witness," AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (November 2016)
"Patents: Offensive and Defensive Strategy for Chemical Engineers," AIChE Spring Meeting, Houston TX (April 2016)
"Case Study: Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. and the Impact on the Patent Dance and the Notice of Commercial Marketing," American Conference Institute’s 7th Annual Summit on Biosimilars, New York, NY (June 2016)
“How to Entrepreneur – Legal Matters, Intellectual Property Basics,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2015 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (November 2015)
“Starting the Start-Up: IP Basics,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2015 Spring Meeting, Austin, TX (April 2015)
"Ballston LaunchPad Brain Fuel Session: Legal & Intellectual Property," Ballston LaunchPad, Arlington, VA (October 2013)
"Update on Current Legal Issues Impacting the Generic Industry,” GPhA/FDA Fall Technical Conference, Bethesda, MD (October 2011)