Rupert Knights


UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court Representative


Call: +44 (0) 20 7283 8989
Office Location: London

Rupert specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and around the world. He has particular expertise in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, including representing clients in ex-partes and inter-partes oral proceedings.

Work Highlights

From working closely with a number of direct clients, Rupert has gained a clear understanding of the importance of providing practical, business-focused advice. He has successfully asserted clients’ rights against third parties and defended clients against threats from third parties.

Technical Specialism

Rupert has a multi-disciplinary engineering background and works in the mechanical, electrical and software arts. Over almost 20 years as a patent attorney, he has dealt with a wide range of technologies for a wide range of clients, and can bring that experience to his work.

Rupert’s Clients

He works for clients ranging from individuals up to multinational companies, as well as overseas patent attorneys. He particularly enjoys working closely with direct clients as an extension of their teams.

Education & Training

Following graduation, Rupert spent three years as a Patent Examiner at the UK Patent Office before taking a role as a trainee patent attorney in 2005 at another firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. He spent a number of years as a partner at that firm before joining Forresters in 2020.

Personal Interests

He is kept busy with family life and enjoys travelling. He endeavours to stay active, particularly running, cycling, skiing and skating. He also enjoys messing around with radio-controlled cars.