(October 18, 2019, Washington, DC) — The PTAB Bar Association has named Steptoe associate Kate Cappaert to its inaugural list of the "Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials." The list, released by the association's women's committee as part of a two-year long focus on women practicing before the US Patent & Trademark Office's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), recognizes female practitioners in private practice or at companies who have appeared in the highest number of PTAB trial proceedings since 2012.
At Steptoe, Cappaert handles a variety of patent litigation matters, including Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission, patent validity challenges before the PTAB, and patent litigation in district courts. She represents clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies, including consumer electronics and smartphones, cloud and distributed computing systems, pharmaceuticals, and electrical, mechanical, and geo-physical technologies.
Read the full list at the PTAB Bar Association.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.