Kathryn Grey, Ph.D., supports clients in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, finance-related due diligence, freedom to operate and patentability analyses, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and negotiating and drafting license agreements.

Kathryn’s practice encompasses many areas of the life sciences, including representing companies, universities, hospitals, and startups in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, therapeutics, and diagnostic areas. Sensitive to the pressures and competing demands that her clients face, Kathryn provides thoughtful, timely counsel informed by a holistic understanding of each client’s operations and goals. Her technical experience includes neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, cell lines, biomarkers, antibodies, polypeptides, formulations, gene therapies, therapeutics, surgical procedures, and diagnostic assays.

Kathryn maintains an active pro bono practice.  She has worked with Immigration Equality to represent clients facing LGBTQ+-related discrimination and partnered with The Advocates for Human Rights to support individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. and those seeking appeals. Additionally, she has conducted pro bono research on language resources for Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Kathryn served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (2014).

At the University of California, San Diego, Kathryn’s postdoctoral research focused on intracellular signaling of cytokines in neurons. Additional previous work includes investigating molecular mechanisms of the learning models LTP and LTD, and research regarding cognitive impairment symptoms in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Pro bono activities

  • Alongside Immigration Equality, Kathryn advocated for a client who came to the U.S. after facing harassment from authorities in his home country for his LGBTQ+ identity. As a result of these efforts, the client obtained his green card and is now able to remain safely in the U.S.

  • Kathryn works with The Advocates for Human Rights, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, to represent asylum seekers who face persecution in their home country.