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Katherine L. Allor

Counsel for LKQ Corporation in patent litigation matter involving automotive coating process in the Northern District of Illinois. Received a favorable ruling of invalidity on summary judgement, which led to parties settling the dispute.
Prepared and filed inter partes review petition at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Petitioner Praxair Distribution, Inc. relating to an ion implantation system for semiconductor manufacturing. Led to Entegris patent being invalidated by the Board. Federal Circuit appeal was not pursued.
Prepared and filed multiple inter partes review petitions at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Petitioner Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (“Wabtec”) relating to positive train control patents. To date, seven patents have been found invalid by the Board.
Also served as trial counsel in corresponding patent infringement action (D. Del) brought by Siemens, Inc.
Prepared and filed inter partes review petition at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Petitioner, Ethicon, relating to a bipolar electrosurgical instrument. All claims were invalidated. Federal Circuit appeal was withdrawn.
Prepared and filed inter partes review petition at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Petitioner Amperex Tech. Ltd. relating to battery separators. Petition was instituted but was withdrawn as part of the settlement of the corresponding infringement case.
Trial counsel for Plaintiff Baxter Healthcare in Eastern District of Pennsylvania case involving continuous renal replacement therapy machines. US case resolved favorably, but litigation is on-going in Europe on related patents.
Trial counsel for Plaintiff Baxter Healthcare in Southern District of California case involving pharmacy technology.
Also acting as counsel for Baxter at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board regarding three inter partes review petitions filed by BD.
Drafted Federal Circuit appeal briefs for Baxter Corporation Englewood relating to 101 issues with a pending patent application. Prepared for oral arguments.
Trial counsel for NeuralStem, Inc. on issue of standing with respect to the StemCells, Inc. patents at issue. Received ruling in favor of NeuralStem, which led to parties settling the dispute.
Counsel for Endologix, Inc. in patent litigation matter involving medical device technology in the District of Delaware. Prepared and filed inter partes review petition at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Petitioner Endologix, Inc. Petition was instituted but was withdrawn as part of the settlement of the corresponding infringement case.
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