Katherine Reardon’s practice focuses on complex patent litigation in U.S. District Courts around the country, particularly in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the International Trade Commission.*

Kate’s background in engineering and management—i.e., industrial engineering—allows her practice to span a diverse range of subject matters, including high-tech consumer electronics, mobile devices, and wearables, as well as financial systems, battery materials, and medical devices. She has experience in all aspects of litigation and excels at case management. Kate has successfully argued discovery and pre-trial motions, conducted and second-chaired witness examinations in both bench and jury trials, and has served as the lead associate on unique ITC proceedings, including a 100-day program case and a full Commission hearing on the public interest. Her practice also encompasses intellectual property due diligence matters, including portfolio management with a focus on potential assertion.

In her years at Fish & Richardson, Kate has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and international clients in Korea, China, and Europe. She prides herself on working closely with clients to understand their business needs so that the team can develop effective strategies and a practical playbook in litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Kate was a law clerk at GE Global Research, and she held sourcing positions with GE Energy and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products.

*Admitted only in New York. Not admitted to practice in Georgia. Work conducted in Georgia is directly supervised by a member of the Georgia bar or is limited to U.S. federal courts or agencies listed in admissions or otherwise authorized by law.


  • 01 Communique Laboratory, Inc. v. Citrix Systems, Inc. (N.D. Ohio)
  • DietGoal Innovations, LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
  • Clear Imaging Research, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. (E.D. Tex.)
  • PayPal, Inc. v. RetailMeNot, Inc. (W.D. Tex)
  • Bell Northern Research, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al (E.D. Tex.)
  • Personalized Media Communications, LLC v. Samsung Electronics America et al. (E.D. Tex.)
  • Certain Cellular Communications Infrastructure Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (337-TA-1248)

Professional associations

  • Council Member, Reh School of Business Rising Leaders’ Council, Clarkson University
  • Board Member, Alumni Association Leadership Board, Clarkson University