Kate Gaudry is a partner at in the Washington, D.C., office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Kate focuses her practice on data-driven and strategic patent prosecution. She has authored over sixty publications sharing results of generally applicable analyses, and her work was also pivotal in the shutting down of the USPTO’s SAWS program, which secretly subjected select patent applications to increased examination scrutiny. Her research and data focus was recognized when she was one of five attorneys across all practice areas to be selected for LexMachina’s and Law360’s Data-Driven Lawyer award in its inaugural year of 2018. Most of her clients are in the software, computers, and quantitative-biology technical areas. She particularly enjoys patent-prosecution relating to artificial-intelligence and computational-biology technologies.

Kate was recognized as a Washington D.C. “Rising Star” in 2022 and the three years immediately preceding for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2020 and 2021, she was recommended by Legal 500 US for Patent Prosecution. Kate was named to National Law Journal’s Inaugural List of Washington D.C.’s 2020 Trailblazers.


Harvard Law School J.D. (2011) cum laude

University of California at San Diego Ph.D. (2006) Computational Neurobiology

Fort Hays State University B.S. (2002) Physics, magna cum laude


District of Columbia (2018)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2007)

Professional & Community Activities

Landslide magazine (publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law), Editorial Board

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