Katherine Hoffee is an intellectual property lawyer focusing on patent litigation and prosecution-related matters. She has a background in chemical engineering and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to being a lawyer, Ms. Hoffee worked first as a global design engineer, and then as an application engineer for a large chemical manufacturing company.
Ms. Hoffee’s experience includes patent litigation matters before the Northern Districts of Illinois, the District of Delaware, the District of Maryland, 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 depositions, discovery and dispositive motion practice, summary judgment hearings, trial preparation, trial, post-trial motions and hearings, and in drafting settlement agreements.
Ms. Hoffee’s patent litigation experience involves a variety of technologies, including work in the fields of medical devices, automotive parts, pharmaceuticals, and stem cell technology.
As a PTO-registered lawyer, Ms. Hoffee has experience in post-grant proceedings at the Patent and Trademark Office. She has experience handling inter partes review including preparing petitions for inter partes review and preparing invalidity claim charts.
Ms. Hoffee also has experience in patent prosecution matters involving a variety of technologies such as medical devices, automotive parts, and pharmaceuticals.
During law school, Ms. Hoffee worked as a summer associate for K&L Gates, along with several other Chicago law firms. Prior to law school, Ms. Hoffee 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.