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Donald E. Knebel
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Partner
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Donald E. Knebel is a partner in Barnes Thornburg LLP, resident in the Indianapolis, Indiana office. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Law Department, and chair of the firm's Business and Technology Group. Mr. Knebel's practice concentrates on cases involving claims of patent infringement, violations of the antitrust laws, unfair competition and trademark infringement, improper termination of distributors and sales representatives, and violation of non-competition agreements. He has been involved in cases in 23 states and has tried cases to verdict in 10 states. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since the first edition in 1983 (Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Antitrust, Bet-the-Company Litigation) and was named the 2011 Indianapolis Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer of the Year. He has been identified by Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business publication as "the best in Indiana for patent litigation." A survey by Mondaq, an English company, identified him as one of the most recommended lawyers in the world in the field of patent law. Mr. Knebel serves as adjunct professor and senior advisor to the Center for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He has lectured widely to many types of groups on assuring compliance with antitrust laws and related topics. He is also a frequent speaker on the use of technology, including animation, in patent cases. Mr. Knebel has written numerous articles, several published in recognized journals, involving antitrust laws and the protection of intellectual property. He is coauthor of the Indiana chapter of State Antitrust Practice and Statutes, published by the American Bar Association. Mr. Knebel received a B.S.E.E. with highest distinction from Purdue University in 1968 and worked from 1968 to 1971 as an electronics design engineer for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined Barnes Thornburg that same year. Mr. Knebel is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and Federal Circuits, as well as several federal district courts. Publications · State Antitrust Practice and Statutes - Chapter 17, State of Indiana · Complex Litigation - Presenting Complex Technical and Legal Arguments · Sage Advice - Set It Out Clearly in Public Record Events 04/23/2010, Attorney Presentation - Antitrust Laws 08/18/2009, Nutraceuticals 07/21/2009, Update on Personalized Medicine 06/16/2009, University Outreach and Engagement 06/05/2009, Who is leading the way in clean-tech auto manufacturing? 04/21/2009, Weathering the Regulatory Tsunami: What changes have occurred and what we can expect from the FDA 11/18/2008, Indiana CTSI (Clinical and Translational Science Initiative) 10/07/2008, Complex Litigation 10/07/2008, Attorney Presentation - Complex Litigation 11/13/2007, How to Keep Your Intellectual Property From Walking Out the Door 05/23/2007, Don Knebel Presents on Antitrust Compliance 12/15/2006, The Antitrust Laws: What You Can't, Can and Should Do 04/07/2006, Leveraging Intellectual Property to Maximize Your Company's Value 02/27/2006, Intellectual Property Protection and Legal Concerns 02/01/2006, Donald Knebel Presents on "Antitrust Laws - What You Can't, Can and Should Do" 10/25/2005, Next Generation Telecommunications: Demand Side Strategies Featuring Don Knebel 12/03/2004, Mixed Reality: Combination of Real World and Virtual/CGI Simulations 07/30/2004, The Technology Transfer Committee of BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) Meeting 06/04/2004, Midwestern Biotech Intellectual Property Law Symposium 06/03/2004, Midwestern Biotech Intellectual Property Law Symposium 03/04/2004, Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets in Indiana 03/20/2003, Covenants Not to Compete in Indiana 06/07/2002, HIPAA -- Assessments, Risks, and Management 03/21/2002, Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets in Indiana 02/01/2002, What is Informatics? Why is it important in the New Economy? 03/02/2001, Indiana's Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets Act
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US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Harvard University
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J.D. - Juris Doctor
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... - 1974
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magna cum laude

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Purdue University
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B.S. - Bachelor of Science
Dates attended:
... - 1968
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with highest distinction
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