Kristin M. Whidby

Scott W. Doyle

Kristin M. Whidby is a litigation associate and registered patent attorney resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. Ms. Whidby's practice is concentrated in the field of intellectual property, including the drafting of patent opinions, providing pre-litigation counseling, and engaging in patent litigation. She has extensive experience in litigating matters relating to nuclear and mechanical technologies, as well as the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological fields. Ms. Whidby has assisted in several trials concerning intellectual property issues, including a recent international arbitration concerning a patent related to night vision technology, a US District Court trial concerning a patent related to coding of digital data, and a US District Court trial over the validity of a patent related to contact lens materials. She has also represented clients in patent-related disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, Virginia state court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US Supreme Court.

Posts by Kristin M. Whidby

No Bridge Over the Troubled Waters of Section 101

The waters surrounding Section 101 of the Patent Act are as muddied as they come. The statute sets forth only in broad strokes what inventions are patentable, leaving …