Senior Advisor; Adjunct Professor of Law and IP Moot Court Coach
Donald E. Knebel teaches course in intellectual property and antitrust. He also contributes to the Center’s research and outreach activities. Knebel is of counsel at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, resident in its Indianapolis office. He joined the firm in 1974 after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University Law School. 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. Knebel 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. He has been identified by Chambers USA’s 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. Knebel is the co-author of the Indiana chapter of the American Bar Association state antitrust law treatise and gives lectures around the world on antitrust laws.