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Karrie Wheatley, Ph.D.

Associate

Houston, TX
713-654-5361
[email protected]
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Background

Karrie Wheatley is a patent litigation associate in Fish & Richardson’s Houston office. Dr. Wheatley represents clients in patent cases in federal district courts throughout the country and in the International Trade Commission. She has substantial experience in matters involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and oil and gas technology. This experience encompasses all aspects of patent litigation, from pre-suit diligence to post-trial briefing, including taking and defending depositions and working closely with technical witnesses and experts. Dr. Wheatley also has significant experience preparing strategies for and working on inter partes reviews.

In her pro bono practice, she represents clients facing removal proceedings in the Houston Immigration Court.

Education

University of Houston Law Center 2015
J.D.


University of Texas at Austin 2010
Nutritional Sciences, Ph.D.


University of Texas at Austin 1999
Humanities, B.A.

Admissions

  • Texas 2015

Other Distinctions

Publications

Dr. Wheatley is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

Generic Drug Labeling and Induced Patent Infringement,” co-author, Fish Litigation Blog (June 4, 2020).

Arbitration: A Way to Advance Patent Litigation During the COVID-19 Crisis,” co-authored with Benjamin Elacqua, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (April 9, 2020).

Confidentiality in BPCIA Cases,” co-author, Fish Litigation Blog (January 5, 2017).

Presentations

“Negotiation Ethics for In-House Counsel” Co-speaker for Fish L.E.A.D. event (February 1, 2018 – Houston)

Recognition

Named to the “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list by The Best Lawyers in America© (2021).

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