Kathy has practiced at the firm since 1988 and has developed expertise in a broad range of intellectual property matters. A registered patent attorney, Kathy has more than 20 years of experience handling prosecution and litigation matters. While her prosecution practice has been concentrated in the areas of trademarks and copyrights, she has also written and prosecuted patent applications. Kathy’s experience in litigation encompasses all areas of intellectual property, including pharmaceutical and mechanical patent cases and a broad range of trademark and copyright infringement matters as well as trade secret and antitrust. Kathy also has experience in writing infringement opinions for patent, trademark and copyright cases.
In the area of trademarks, Kathy has vast experience in the development and protection of trademarks, including counseling and management in corporate identity programs for New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq-listed companies, trademark clearance opinions and searches. She also counsels clients on proper use of their marks and negotiating and drafting license agreements. Kathy has registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office a number of product configurations as trademarks, including a fishing lure and a paperboard packing product. She has worked with clients and foreign associates to obtain worldwide protection for numerous marks and has managed a number of foreign filing dockets.
Kathy handles all aspects of copyright law and has worked with clients to negotiate and draft employment agreements and agreements with independent contractors to insure that an entity can obtain ownership to those works it pays for. She also works with clients to develop proper in-house registration procedures for computer programs, periodicals and other creative work to insure that the client maintains up-to-date registration.