Katharine Y. Domitrovich

Associate

Seattle
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Overview

Katie Domitrovich focuses her intellectual property practice on the preparation and prosecution of patents in a variety of jurisdictions worldwide.

In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Katie is well-versed in client counseling, portfolio development and patentability analysis investigations. She has extensive experience in a variety of areas, including software and computing, mechanics, electronics, batteries, semiconductor fabrication, telecommunications, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart home technology and security systems.

Katie also works with clients on tax issues, with a focus on federal and international tax needs. She provides clients advice on tax planning and compliance, as well as handling tax controversy and audits.

Select Experience

  • Drafted and prosecuted U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty patent applications in the electrical, mechanical and software arts, including for a multinational internet technology company and a major telecommunications company.
  • Advised clients regarding prosecution strategies that align with their business objectives.
  • Presented arguments in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to subject matter eligibility in the software patent space, including successfully arguing appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
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Experience

  • Drafted and prosecuted U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty patent applications in the electrical, mechanical and software arts, including for a multinational internet technology company and a major telecommunications company.
  • Advised clients regarding prosecution strategies that align with their business objectives.
  • Presented arguments in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to subject matter eligibility in the software patent space, including successfully arguing appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Prepared patent invalidity and validity opinions.
  • Advised clients on I.R.C. Section 162(f) regulation items.
  • Advised clients on tax-related accounting method and withholding issues.
  • Drafted intercompany arrangements to implement transfer pricing.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • Notre Dame Law School, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic: Certified Legal Intern
  • BakerHostetler: Summer Associate

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 77,712
  • Washington

Education

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2019, magna cum laude; Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, & Public Policy, Senior Editor; Intellectual Property Law Society
  • B.S., Physics, University of Richmond, 2016, magna cum laude