Theodore Papagiannis is a partner at Knobbe Martens, an intellectual property (IP) boutique firm with offices in California, Washington DC, New York and Seattle. He advises companies on developing comprehensive intellectual property portfolios and strategies. Theodore has extensive experience in representing start-ups and other early stage medical device companies. He also conducts strategic IP evaluations on behalf of investors and other entities in connection with an investment round, acquisition or other ventures.
Theodore has extensive experience in strategically growing IP portfolios in the healthtech arena, including in the fields of spine and other orthopedics, injection systems, cardiac and cardiovascular technologies (e.g., for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, hypertension, etc.), denervation and neuromodulation, hypertension, tissue ablation, catheters, sheaths and other intravascular technologies and skin treatment. He also has experience with negotiating licenses and other agreements to enhance IP portfolios on behalf of clients.
Theodore has served as a member of the board of directors of Sustain SoCal, an organization that accelerates sustainability in Southern California through innovation, collaboration and education. He has unique technical and IP experience in clean technologies, including water and wastewater treatment, recycling and waste management, lighting, clean energy and the like, and is Chair of the firm’s Cleantech Practice Group.
Theodore has presented IP-related workshops and symposia at several recent EMBC meetings. Prior to beginning his legal career, Theodore worked as an engineer for nearly a decade. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California.