“I’m here to help you take your inventions from the lab bench to market, and to help you get the credit you deserve for your inventions.”

Kate is a patent attorney at AMPACC, joining shortly after graduating from University of Washington School of Law.  Her practice primarily focuses on patent prosecution and administrative proceedings before the USPTO, such as Inter Partes Review. Her undergraduate degree in bioengineering enables Kate to work on many complex technologies, such as semiconductor design and manufacturing, wireless networks, circuit design, medical technology, chemistry, and software.

By the time she graduated college, Kate had developed a passion for helping researchers commercialize their inventions.  In order to pursue this passion, she enrolled at the University of Washington School of Law, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class (Order of the Coif).  During her law school years, she worked as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal.  During her summers, she worked at the UW Center for Commercialization (now CoMotion) by helping UW researchers establish startups based on their inventions, and as a summer associate for Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

Kate grew up in Southwest Washington with an interest in science and technology.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a B.S. in bioengineering and a minor in philosophy.  For her capstone thesis, she showed that pulsed, low-intensity ultrasound could increase bacterial growth rates by building and testing a tunable ultrasound device.  She also worked in a physics laboratory developing a nanopore sequencing module through funding by the Amgen Scholar’s Program.  For fun, she co-founded an art house film club at UW called the Children of Rothko.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys watching classic films, hiking, and power lifting.


Focus Areas
  • Patent Procurement
  • Patent Evaluation
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Washington, B.S., Bioengineering
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of Washington