- B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (2011)
- J.D., William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas (2018)
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- State Bar of Nevada
- State Bar of Illinois
Intellectual Property Attorney
Kate is an intellectual property attorney specializing in patent preparation and prosecution. She has extensive experience in various mechanical and chemical fields, such as automotive control systems, materials science, alloy metals, industrial machinery and chemical compositions.
Kate’s understanding of various materials science fields combined with her previous experience as an engineer in the metal recovery field enables her to provide her clients with a wide variety of quality and economical intellectual property services. She has prepared and prosecuted numerous domestic and foreign patent applications for various clients, including analyzing communications from foreign patent offices including the EU, China, Japan and Israel. Kate also provides various services to her clients prior to the patent preparation process, such as harvesting invention disclosures, preparing patentability opinions, and preparing state of the art opinions. When a patent issues or when faced with a potential patent infringement matter, Kate’s clients rely on her expertise to develop optimal patent enforcement and business strategies.
Prior to joining Burris Law, Kate spent over two years as a patent practitioner with an intellectual property firm in Chicago and has drafted a variety of patent applications across different industries. In addition to her legal experience, Kate also spent two years gathering technical experience as a production engineer in the magnesium recovery department at Titanium Metals Corp.