Knight and Associates is the first patent prosecution firm to
attempt to obtain utility patent protection on fictional plots.
Knight and Associates consists of Andrew Knight and a team of
independent contractors comprising skilled writers and experienced
patent attorneys, ready to turn valuable new fictional plots or
storylines into U.S. utility patent applications.
Knight and Associates is available to the media industries as:
patent prosecution firm to draft and prosecute patent
applications on unique storylines, as well as innovations in the
fields of mechanical devices, electrical devices, optical
devices, medical devices, engines, software, business methods,
gadgets, tools, toys, and other consumer products.
Knight and Associates is also available to the IP law industries as:
Andrew Knight, S.M.,
Andrew Knight is the inventor of Storyline Patents. With
several pending U.S. utility patent applications claiming
fictional storylines, Andrew Knight is the first to attempt to
obtain utility patent protection on a fictional plot.
Education. Andrew Knight received his undergraduate degree in
Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999, his
Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in 2001, and his Juris Doctor
from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. He has
also completed graduate coursework in Mechanical & Aerospace
Engineering at Princeton University.
Experience. A Registered Patent
Agent, Andrew Knight has been drafting and prosecuting patent
applications since April, 2001, both for himself and for two of
the most well-known, prestigious patent firms in the nation. His
specialties—setting aside potential Storyline Patent
protection—include: mechanical devices, electrical devices,
optical devices, medical devices, engines (rocket engines, piston
engines, etc.), software, business methods, gadgets, tools, toys,
and other consumer products. He has worked for and been trained
under some of the most well-respected patent attorneys, authors,
and legal researchers in the field.
Inventiveness. Andrew Knight is
the author and inventor of seventeen issued patents, including several
patents on a "Pressurizer for a Rocket
Engine.” The Rotating Spindle PumpTM (shown
right), described in the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
prestigious Journal of Propulsion and Power, is capable of
providing the same performance as a conventional turbopump at 60%
less mass and 90% less cost. The technology has been licensed to a
private company and is currently in the development phase. Andrew Knight
is also the author and inventor of several additional pending
patent applications, relating to such technologies as virtual
reality, information compression, business methods, software, and
Fictional Writing. The connection
between patent law and unique fictional storylines necessary to
conceive of Storyline Patents may never have been made if Andrew
Knight did not occasionally dabble in fiction. As far back as
high school, he authored various works of short fiction that were
published in national magazines, and that landed him first place
in a statewide fiction writing competition and a $24,000
scholarship to study writing at the University of Tampa.
(Ultimately he decided on the University of Florida instead.)
Since then, he has conceived of a variety of unique fictional
storylines. Recognizing that fierce competition for publication
and financial reward focused on the quality of storytelling,
as opposed to the quality of the underlying storyline itself, and
further recognizing that even the world’s most skilled
storytellers (of which he is clearly not) rarely turn a profit,
his unique fictional storylines have matured into pending
patent applications instead of novels or screenplays.
He thus seeks reward on the true value of his innovations—the
underlying storylines—instead of forced, sub-par expressions
of these underlying storylines.
innovations are not created in a vacuum. Many people,
through their friendship, encouragement, and instruction, have
made possible Mr. Knight’s conception of Storyline Patents and his
ability to draft and prosecute patent applications to their
fruition: Jay Thomas, Hal Wegner, Dean Alderucci, Joann Corey, Martin Cosenza, Brian Walker, Chris Lind, Rock Ledoux,
Adam and Celeste Litt, his parents, sister, and Godparents, and
absolutely most of all, Glenn Law. Sincere thanks to all.