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About Katherine

Katie Prescott is a principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Her practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation with an emphasis on software, network and internet technologies. Ms. Prescott has experience before U.S. district courts nationwide and she has handled all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit investigations, complaint preparation, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, summary judgment hearings, mediations, trial, design around, injunction contingency planning, and appeal. Her experience also includes leading large joint defense groups, coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation, and negotiating litigation settlements.

Previously (2010-2013), Ms. Prescott was senior litigation counsel at a Fortune 100 consumer electronics company where she led strategy for patent and consumer class action litigations, U.S. International Trade Commission investigations and post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Publications

Ms. Prescott is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

Presentations

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Trade Secret Discovery,” The Bar Association of San Francisco (June 15, 2021)
  • Protecting Your Trade Secrets from Misappropriation,” Fish Webinar (February 24, 2021)
  • Trade Secrets: Protection and Defense,” Fish Webinar (March 2020)
  • “Trade Secrets Tips and Trends,” Managing Intellectual Property’s International Women’s Leadership, San Mateo, California (December 2019)
  • “Loose Lips Sink Ships: Protecting Trade Secrets,” Daily Journal Trade Secrets Forum, Palo Alto, California (September 2019)
  • Patent Mediation: An Insider’s View,” Fish Webinar (May 2019)
  • “Step Away from the Claim Charts,” Daily Journal Patent Disputes Forum, Menlo Park, California (April 2019)
  • Trade Secrets Developments in 2018,” Fish Webinar (February 2019)
  • “Litigation Trade Secrets: A View from the Trenches,” Daily Journal Trade Secret Litigation Forum, Palo Alto, California (October 2018)
  • “Patent Damages,” Daily Journal Patent Disputes Forum, Beverly Hills, California (December 2017)
  • Named to “The Best Lawyers in America” list by The Best Lawyers in America© (2022)
  • Named one of the “Top Trade Secret Lawyers” by Daily Journal (2019)
  • Named one of the “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal (2018)
  • Selected to the Northern California “Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers (2009, 2016-2019)
Focus Areas
Education

J.D. Order of the Coif, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2001)


M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (1998)


B.A. General Honors, Earth and Planetary Science, Johns Hopkins University (1997)

Admissions
  • California 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

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August 19, 2021
Fish Attorneys Recognized in 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Recognition
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Event
June 15th, 2021 | 12:00 pm PDT
Unlocking the Secrets of Trade Secret Discovery
Speaking Engagement
Webinar
Blog
March 16, 2021
Extraterritorial Application of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
Authors: Qiuyi Wu, Katherine D. Prescott
Event
February 24th, 2021 | 1:30 pm EST
Webinar | Protecting Your Trade Secrets from Misappropriation
Webinar
News
November 18, 2020
Stipulated Protective Orders During Patent Litigation
IP Law Essentials
Blog
July 30, 2020
Is “Reverse Engineering” Misappropriation of Trade Secrets?
Authors: Qiuyi Wu, Katherine D. Prescott
Blogs
IP Law Essentials
Blog
July 1, 2020
Navigating Fact Discovery in a Patent Case
Authors: Rodeen Talebi, Katherine D. Prescott
Blogs
IP Law Essentials
Blog
June 29, 2020
Is it Too Late to File a Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Suit?
Authors: Qiuyi Wu, Katherine D. Prescott
IP Law Essentials
Trade Secrets
News
April 20, 2020
Felix Eyzaguirre & Katie Prescott Author Article in The Recorder: "Avoiding Trade Secret Losses During Corporate Collaboration"
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March 26th, 2020 | 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar | Trade Secrets: Protection & Defense
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December 3rd, 2019 | 8:30 am PST
MIP International Women's Leadership Forum
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September 19th, 2019 | 8:00 am PDT
Daily Journal 2019 Trade Secrets Forum
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