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Katherine Kieckhafer

Associate - Litigation - IP


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Katherine Kieckhafer

Associate - Litigation - IP


Katherine is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice in the Boston office. She focuses on complex patent litigation, with an emphasis on Hatch-Waxman cases and others involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices or other life sciences.

Katherine’s practice encompasses all phases of civil litigation, including taking and defending depositions, coordinating electronic discovery, drafting dispositive motions, preparing for and taking witness testimony at trial, and appeals. She also handles disputes before the US Patent and Trademark Office, representing clients in both bringing and defending against inter partes review.

Immediately following law school, Katherine clerked for The Hon. Richard Tallman, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Publications: 08 September 2022

Life Sciences Webinar Series | CREATES Act: What we've learned so far and recommendations for the industry

In late 2019, Congress enacted the “CREATES Act”, which established a private right of action in which generic or biosimilar manufacturers may sue an innovator for an injunction and monetary award for…

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Admitted: State Bar of Massachusetts, 2016


JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Florida Law Review, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2015

M.S., Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology, Cornell University, 2011

B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Michigan, 2005