Katharine Burke's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and licensing assertions. Ms. Burke has significant experience with a wide range of technologies and in all aspects of cases, including crafting technical positions, trial presentation, and overall team management.
With a background in electrical engineering, Ms. Burke represents clients in cases involving a range of technologies including mobile telecommunications, mobile phone operating systems and applications, flash memory, network protocols, multimedia, and medical devices.
Ms. Burke has been part of trial teams in IP litigations in federal district court and at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She has also represented clients in contract disputes, bankruptcy proceedings, and appellate litigation. In addition, she represents pro bono clients in matters related to workplace discrimination, child custody, and veterans’ benefits.
- Motorola Solutions v. Hytera (N.D. Ill.) – Represented Motorola Solutions in assertion of its patents and trade secrets relating to two-way radios.
- W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. v. C.R. Bard Inc. (D. Del.) – Represented Bard in suit brought by Gore alleging infringement of medical device patents. Received summary judgment of non-infringement for one patent. Jury found all asserted claims of remaining patent not infringed and invalid on multiple grounds.
- Licensing matters – Represented large technology companies in various transactional and assertion matters.
- Chamberlain v. TTI (N.D. Ill.) – Represented Chamberlain in its assertion of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims.
- NVIDIA v. Samsung (U.S.I.T.C.) – Represented Samsung in suit related to NVIDIA’s assertion that Samsung infringed seven patents related to graphics processing technology. NVIDIA dismissed one patent after favorable claim construction. Commission found all remaining patents not infringed or invalid.
- Represented climate control manufacturer in assertion of patent related to HVAC control. Jury returned finding in favor on all issues, including infringement and validity.
- Samsung (U.S.I.T.C.) – Represented Samsung in assertion of Samsung’s patents related to cellular technology. Parties reached a favorable settlement after the hearing.
- Certain Automated Media Library Devices, No. 337-TA-746 (U.S.I.T.C.) – Defended IBM in case involving automated tape libraries.
- Represented leading consumer electronics and software company against HTC in the ITC to protect smartphone technologies. Received and enforced an exclusion order barring HTC's infringing products from importation into the U.S.
- Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing the Same, No. 337-ITC-664 (U.S.I.T.C.) – Defended Samsung in case involving four patents relating to flash memory.
- Infineon Technologies v. Atmel Corp. (D. Del.) – Represented Infineon in case involving microcontroller technology.
- Garnet Digital, LLC v. Cellco Partnership and Verizon Communications Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented Verizon in case involving telecommunications and video transmission and display.
- Level 3 Communications v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (E.D. Va.) – Defended Limelight in case involving content delivery networks.
Awards & Community
Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer in The Legal 500 U.S. for Trade Secret Litigation, 2017 & 2018
Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2014-2017
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast
Startup Law 101 is a free workshop for female entrepreneurs that will be held at Google’s DC office.