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About Caitlin

Caitlin Dean is a litigation attorney in the New York* office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Caitlin’s practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation in U.S. district courts spanning a diverse array of industries, including computer software, energy, and pharmaceuticals. In those matters, Caitlin has conducted pre-suit diligence, drafted initial pleadings, managed discovery, worked with fact witnesses and experts, drafted claim construction briefs, and prepared dispositive motions. Additionally, Caitlin has taken a 30(b)(6) deposition and successfully argued at a Markman hearing.

During law school, Caitlin interned for the Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal enforcement program. And she worked as a research supervisor for Professor David Uhlmann’s environmental crimes project. She also represented pro bono clients as a student attorney for the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, the International Refugee Assistance Project, and the CARA Family Detention pro bono project.

Before entering law school, Caitlin conducted field work in Peru, Nicaragua, Kenya, and Mexico researching topics ranging from epigenetics to behavioral ecology to third-party certification of agricultural products. She also studied the epidemiology of adult brain tumors at Moffitt Cancer Center.

*Not admitted to practice in New York – practice in New York limited to federal courts and agencies listed below or otherwise authorized by law. Work conducted in New York supervised by a member of the New York bar.

Publications

“Stop Trade Secret Trolls Before They Start: A New Theory of “Fair and Honest” Misappropriation of Trade Secrets,” Fish Litigation Blog (August 26, 2019).

“A New Global Orange Book: WIPO Launches Public-Private Partnership Database of Pharmaceutical Patents,” Fish Litigation Blog (October 16, 2018).

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Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School (2018) Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law


B.A., Environmental Biology, Columbia University (2012)

Admissions
  • Texas 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 2021

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