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Background

Laura Whitworth is a patent litigation attorney in Fish & Richardson’s Washington D.C. office. Ms. Whitworth’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent infringement matters in the district courts and before the ITC.  Ms. Whitworth has represented clients in various stages of patent litigation, including the development of technical positions on infringement and invalidity, fact discovery, claim construction, expert reports, and drafting briefs. Ms. Whitworth is experienced working with clients on a wide range of technologies including digital signal processing for smartphones, image processing for smartphones, hybrid vehicle technology, and spinal implant technology.

Ms. Whitworth was previously a summer associate with the firm. During law school, Ms. Whitworth served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Jimmie V. Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Education

American University Washington College of Law 2016
J.D.
cum laude
American University Law Review, Senior Federal Circuit Editor
Intellectual Property Brief, ​Senior Patent Editor


College of William and Mary 2013
Chemistry, B.S.

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2015
  • Virginia 2016
  • District of Columbia 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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Publications

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

Introduction to Patent Claims,” co-authored with Sean Daley, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (August 12, 2020).

Whitworth, Laura C. (2018) “2017 Patent Law Decisions Of The Federal Circuit,” American University Law Review: Vol. 67: Iss. 4, Article 4.

What’s in a Claim: The Importance of Uniformity in Patent Claim Construction Standards Between District Court Litigation and Inter Partes Review, 98 J. Pat. & Trademark Office Soc’y 21 (2016)

Comparison of the Implementations of Statutory Patent Eligibility Requirements Applied to Gene Patents in the European Union, the United States, and Australia, 56 IDEA 449 (2016)

Yoon AH, et al. “2,5-PRODAN Derivatives as Highly Sensitive Sensors of Low Solvent Acidity,” Molecules 19 (5), 6415-6427, 2014.

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