Dr. Blanchard is a shareholder with Pitts & Lake, P.C. Jonathan provides legal services in the area of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and product designs. Jonathan specializes in patent portfolio management and engages in enforcement actions to protect the current and future business opportunities of clients. He has developed patent portfolios that were licensed to settle multi-million dollar litigation between international corporations and to exclude competitors from markets.

For more than fifteen years, Jonathan has successfully converted complex technology assets into valuable U.S. and international property rights for clients, effectively prosecuted complex reissue and reexamination applications, and diligently pursued appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit. He provides due diligence evaluations and opinions regarding the strength, validity, and value of existing patent rights, including opinions in the context of Hatch-Waxman litigation, and has extensive experience with the development, implementation, and defense of design around strategies.

Jonathan has substantial experience with organic and inorganic chemistry as well as with the electrical and mechanical arts. Specific technologies include:

  • Chemistry: Analytic blood analyte sensors using electrochemical, optical or colorimetric detection with chemical or biological analysis; Trace metal HPLC and other water-based analytic techniques; Pharmaceutical AI’s, formulations, and drug delivery systems; Separation Technologies including enantiomers; Small-molecule catalysts; Phase modifiers including dispersants, emulsions, suspensions, and surfactants, Ore extraction and processing
  • Materials: Reactive surfaces including electrodes, batteries, and substrate attached catalyst; Polymers including conductive, oxygen excluding, non-linear optic, and Bone replacement; Coatings; Fiber; Semi-conductive materials including thermoelectrics; Nanoscale materials; OLED materials.
  • Electrical: Processing and compensation of analyte responsive output signals; Sound processing; Adaptive noise cancellation; Acoustical drivers.
  • Mechanical: Microfluidic devices; Medical devices including catheters, orthopedic implants, and Refrigeration and refrigeration physics; Automotive components.

Jonathan received his Doctorate in Organometallic Chemistry and a second Master degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Washington University, St. Louis; his first Master degree in Organic Chemistry from Syracuse University; and his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Centre College. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2000, before entering private law practice in Chicago.

Jonathan is admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee, the State of Illinois, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, and the American Chemical Society.


Jonathan M. Blanchard PH.D., Intellectual Property Attorney in Knoxville

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Procurement and Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Technology Management

Education and Academic Honors

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law.
  • Ph.D., Organometallic Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis.
  • A.M. Inorganic Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis.
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, Syracuse University.
  • B.S. Chemistry, Centre College.

Professional Associations

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Chemical Society

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Tennessee
  • State of Illinois
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois