Laura Whitworth helps clients resolve complex patent litigation disputes in District Courts and the International Trade Commission. A collaborative and team-oriented litigator, she works closely with clients to align their goals with the legal strategy that will best achieve them. 

Laura has experience working with clients on a wide range of technologies, including spinal implant technology, oil refinery technology, digital signal processing and image processing for smartphones, hybrid vehicle technology, and others. She takes a particular interest in medical device technology, as it often allows her to leverage both her technical background in chemistry and her significant professional experience in engineering and computer science. 

Within Fish, Laura is regarded as a mentor for the firm’s new associates and summer associates. She frequently meets with young lawyers to introduce them to the profession and provide ongoing advice and professional development opportunities.  

In addition to her litigation work, Laura maintains an active pro bono practice. She partners with the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., to conduct guardian ad litem work for the D.C. Superior Court, representing the interests of children in custody matters before family court.  

Laura received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Jimmie V. Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Outside the courtroom, Laura spends her free time playing tennis with the local chapter of the US Tennis Association and spoiling her beloved goldendoodle.