Lana Knedlik joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2013, and she represents the university in the areas of technology transfer and intellectual property. As a registered patent attorney, Knedlik’s responsibilities include managing the legal aspects associated with licensing and other technology transfer activities; participating in the enforcement of the university’s intellectual property policies and contract rights; and assisting in the development of intellectual property educational programs.
Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Knedlik was a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Division of the Kansas City office of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. Knedlik received a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1996. She also earned a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in chemical engineering (Kansas State University, 1993), biology (UMKC, 2002) and pharmaceutical sciences (UMKC, 2007). From 1996-1997, Knedlik clerked for the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Kansas, as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.