Katherine Allor is an intellectual property partner focusing on patent litigation and patent office litigation. She has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
As a PTO-registered lawyer, Katherine has experience in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. She has experience with preparing petitions for inter partes review, working with experts to prepare supporting declarations, defending and taking expert depositions, drafting Petitioner replies, and preparing and presenting oral arguments in front of the Board. Katherine has also been involved in the appeals of the inter partes review decisions to the Federal Circuit.
Katherine also has experience with patent litigation matters before the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Delaware, the Southern District of California, the District of Maryland, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the International Trade Commission both in supporting and defending charges of patent infringement. She is experienced in many phases of patent litigation, including pre-suit investigation, pleadings, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, defending and taking depositions, discovery and dispositive motion practice, summary judgment hearings, trial preparation, trial, post-trial motions and hearings, and in drafting settlement agreements.
Katherine has experience with a variety of technologies, including medical devices, automotive parts, pharmaceuticals, pharmacy technology, positive train control, and stem cell technology. Katherine also has experience in patent prosecution matters, technology licensing, and performs due diligence reviews.
During law school, Katherine worked as a summer associate for K&L Gates, along with several other Chicago law firms. Prior to law school, Katherine worked as an engineer at Dow Corning Corporation, first as a process design engineer for global capital projects, and then as an application engineer supporting silicone technology in the textiles market.
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