Kacy Dicke is a registered patent attorney experienced in all aspects of intellectual property law including patent prosecution, litigation, client counseling, and opinion work. Kacy is also experienced with trade secret law and has represented clients in matters involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Prior to being a lawyer, Kacy worked as a global design engineer for a large chemical manufacturing company.
As a PTO-registered lawyer, Kacy has extensive experience handling standard patent prosecution matters as well as matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Kacy’s litigation experience includes matters before the Northern Districts of Illinois, the District of Delaware, the Southern District of California, the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Western District of Tennessee both in supporting and defending charges of patent infringement. Kacy also has experience in appellate practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Section 337 investigations in the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Kacy’s experience involves a variety of technologies, including work in the fields of food sciences, telecommunications, computer systems and software, medical devices, passive RFID technology, automotive parts, cellular telephone technology, and security systems.
During law school, Kacy worked both as a summer associate for K&L Gates LLP and as a legal intern in the in-house intellectual property department of Trading Technologies International, a Chicago-based company that produces software for the electronic trading industry. She also worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Martin Ashman in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to law school, she worked for Dow Corning, first as a global design engineer, then as a maintenance and reliability engineer responsible for the hydrochloric acid purification process. Kacy also worked as an engineering co-op for Anheuser Busch at multiple manufacturing locations.
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
- Chicago Bar Association
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board
- Women in Intellectual Property