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Kacy L. Dicke

Associate
+1.312.807.4311
Fax +1.312.345.9961

Kacy Dicke is an intellectual property lawyer focusing on patent litigation and prosecution related matters. She has a background in mechanical engineering and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to being a lawyer, Ms. Dicke worked as a global design engineer for a large chemical manufacturing company.

Ms. Dicke’s experience includes patent litigation 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. She is experienced in many phases of patent litigation, including motions to transfer venue, motions to dismiss, taking and defending depositions, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, and dispositive motion practice.  Ms. Dicke also has experience in appellate practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  

Ms. Dicke’s patent litigation experience involves a variety of technologies, including work in the fields of telecommunications, computer systems and software, medical devices, passive RFID technology, automotive parts, cellular telephone technology, and security systems.

As a PTO-registered lawyer, Ms. Dicke has experience in post-grant proceedings at the Patent and Trademark Office. She has experience handling ex parte reexamination and inter partes review including preparing petitions for inter partes review, preparing invalidity claim charts, and motion practice.

Ms. Dicke also has experience in patent prosecution matters involving a variety of technologies such as medical devices, miscellaneous retail goods, and electromechanical technology.

Professional Background

During law school, Ms. Dicke 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.

While attending Michigan State University, Ms. Dicke worked on a student design team which performed design work for NASA related to autonomous control of robotic arms. She also worked as an engineering co-op for Anheuser Busch at multiple manufacturing locations.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Counsel for Baxter International, Inc. in the Western District of Texas against competitor Becton, Dickinson & Company.  Drafted successful summary judgment motion of invalidity for all asserted claims resulting in a take-nothing judgment in favor of Baxter.   
  • Counsel for TRW Automotive in the Eastern District of Michigan.  The case was resolved favorably. 
  • Counsel for LKQ Corporation in the Northern District of Illinois. 
  • Counsel for Nortek Security and Control in the Northern District of Illinois. 
  • Counsel for Baxter International, Inc. in the Northern District of Illinois against competitor Fresenius.  The case was resolved favorably. 
  • Counsel for Plaintiff Zebra Technologies Corp. in Northern District of Illinois litigation against competitor Intermec.  The case was resolved favorably. 
  • Inter-Partes Review Case IPR2014-00698 -- Counsel for petitioner Match.com LLC and People Media, Inc. resulting in complete invalidation of all asserted claims
  • Inter-Partes Review Case IPR2014-00699 -- Counsel for petitioner Match.com LLC and People Media, Inc. resulting in complete invalidation of all asserted claims