I am a patent attorney who advises corporate clients in legal matters generally, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property law, digital assets and blockchain.
Before co-founding Katterle Nupp LLC, I practiced as senior in-house patent counsel to ABB Inc. Prior to that, I practiced at law firms in New York City and in Cleveland.
My practice centers on counseling clients in technology-related legal issues, as well as general corporate legal issues. My intellectual property practice includes drafting and prosecuting patents, as well as rendering opinions of counsel (e.g., freedom to operate opinions and "clearance" analyses), inter partes review and reexamination proceedings, contracts (e.g., joint development agreements), patent portfolio analysis, curation, and due diligence, and prior art searching, as well as other types of matters such as trademark advice and prosecution, and copyright licensing. I have significant experience litigating patents.
My work has involved (and I am proficient in) a wide range of technologies, including the fields of application software, e-commerce, wireless network technologies, medical devices, electric motors and machines, controls, light emitting diodes, small chain peptides, rubber polymers and compositions, initiators, light emitting diodes, electromechanical devices, and consumer products.
Prior to entering law school, I worked as a research and process engineer for Avery Dennison Corporation, specializing in adhesive chemistry and coating system fluid mechanics.