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Kate Geyer focuses her practice on patent litigation matters in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission, as well as post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She also counsel clients in pre-litigation disputes. She represents a broad range of clients – from medical device and pharmaceutical companies to consumer goods and retailers.
Ms. Geyer has experience in many aspects of litigation, including infringement and validity analyses, motion practice, claim construction, discovery, depositions, expert discovery, and pre-trial proceedings.
Ms. Geyer is the season two co-host of Sidebars, a podcast featuring leading women and other underrepresented groups in the patent bar.
While attending law school, Ms. Geyer worked as a summer associate with the firm in 2018. She served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kara Stoll in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and a law clerk in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Ms. Geyer was a research assistant to Professor F. Scott Kieff and Articles Editor for the George Washington Law Review. Ms. Geyer won the 2018-2019 AIPLA Giles S. Rich IP Moot Court Competition.
Prior to launching her legal career, Ms. Geyer was a Business Analyst at SRA International, Inc. in Washington, D.C. where she had a number of business development, strategic planning, and implementation roles focusing on emerging technology for Department of Defense and intelligence customers.
Represented Zodiac Pool Systems LLC and Zodiac Pool Care Europe, leading manufacturers and innovators in the pool care industry, in a patent infringement and importation investigation at the International Trade Commission, with a related action in the Central District of California, against Wybotics, Co. Ltd. (d/b/a Winny Pool Cleaner), Tianjin Pool & Spa, Aiper Inc., Aiper Intelligent, LLC, and Shenzhen Aiper Intelligent Co., Ltd. The investigation involved two Zodiac patents covering pioneering technology in robotic pool cleaners. We were able to stop these entities’ infringement before trial. Specifically, before the close of fact discovery, Zodiac settled favorably with the Aiper entities on confidential terms, leading to the issuance of a consent order which bars Aiper from importing or selling any of the Accused Products in the United States. Zodiac also obtained sworn representations during discovery from Wybotics that it had completely stopped manufacturing, importing, and selling the Accused Products in the United States. Certain Robotic Pool Cleaners and Components Thereof, U.S. ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1326; Zodiac Pool Care Europe v. Wybotics, Co. Ltd. et al, No. 2:22-cv-05271 (C.D. Cal.). We also helped coordinate strategy for a seizure and infringement action in France involving the same products, which remains pending.
George Washington University Law School J.D. (2019) with high honors, Order of the Coif, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck Award
Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S. (2012) Physics, Minors in Mathematics and Political Science
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2021)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Advocacy Committee Member
Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Member
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