Kathryn Thornton

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Kathryn Thornton is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group of Ropes & Gray, and is also resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She cultivates a diverse practice across false advertising, trademark, patent, and copyright matters. Kathryn has worked on litigation in federal district court, the United States International Trade Commission, the Fourth Circuit, and the Federal Circuit. Kathryn received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

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Posts by Kathryn Thornton


Celgene Corp. v. Peter: Should the Federal Circuit Leave PTAB ‘Patent Takings’ Issue for Another Day?

Nearly four months ago, the Federal Circuit for the first time addressed the applicability of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment to IPRs, holding in Celgene …

Next Steps After Celgene: Federal Circuit Ruling on Takings Clause and IPRs Leaves Open Questions

Since the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of inter partes review (IPR) a little more than a year ago in Oil States, several patent owners have brought …