Katherine M. Kopp

Senior Career Associate

Washington, D.C.

Katie Kopp represents prominent tech clients in high stakes patent appeals before the Federal Circuit. 

Katie leverages her deep experience in the Federal Circuit into efficient case management strategies that slash client costs. She has represented clients such as Dow AgroSciences LLC in two Federal Circuit victories in a multifaceted patent dispute with Bayer CropScience AG; VeriFone Systems, Inc. in an appeal from a district court order that would have undermined its ubiquitous payment terminals; Nintendo Co. in defense of its most important product―the Wii; and EMC Corp. in obtaining the definitive pre-America Invents Act opinion addressing the improper use of joinder in patent cases. 

Katie also has an active pro bono practice. She petitioned the Supreme Court to reconsider its rule regarding retroactive application of changes to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Court ruled 6-3 for our client after having previously divided 4-1-4 on the same issue. In addition, she has represented

  • a class of detained immigrants challenging ICE’s systemic response to COVID-19 in its detention facilities;
  • veterans’ service organizations supporting a reversal of the Feres doctrine, which broadly prohibits tort recovery for injuries sustained by military personnel “incident to service;” and
  • a group of former Division 1 student-athletes supporting the NCAA in its prominent pay-for-play battle.