Katharine Wolanyk

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Katharine Wolanyk is an IP Principal at Burford Capital, alitigation finance company.. Her career spans the business, legal and engineering arenas, with a particular focus in intellectual property. She was named a World’s Leading IP Strategist by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in 2015 and 2016.

Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Wolanyk was President, Chief Legal Officer and a Board member of Soverain Software, an enterprise software company whose patent portfolio has been licensed extensively in the software and the Internet retailing industries. Ms. Wolanyk also was intellectual property counsel to a publicly traded IT solutions firm, General Counsel of a managed hosting provider, Senior Vice President of corporate development at a publicly traded enterprise software company, a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, and a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.

For more information or to reach out to Ms. Wolanyk, please visit her firm webpage.


Posts by Katharine Wolanyk


TC Heartland: An Alternate Opinion – Not As Bad As It Seems

We believe that the fallout from the Court’s ruling last week will be less dire for patent owners than most commentators predict. The conventional wisdom is …