Catherine N. Taylor


Catherine Taylor's practice focuses on patent litigation, in which she works with experts on complex technology matters. Catherine's breadth of experience includes pre-suit investigation and diligence, preparing pleadings, motion practice, discovery, claim construction, and depositions. She has also assisted with inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), prosecuted both foreign and domestic patents, and assisted clients with patent opinion work.

Catherine was previously an intellectual property associate at two law firms in Chicago. She received her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, graduating cum laude, with a certificate in Intellectual Property Law. While in school, she served as the president of the Intellectual Property Law Society, was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Writing III, Patent Litigation, and Property Law.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a manufacturer in multiple industries, including the HVACR industry, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in a patent infringement action involving flaring and swaging tools
  • Represented a manufacturer of smart thermostats before the U.S. International Trade Commission in an investigation concerning the client’s alleged infringement
  • Represented a manufacturing client before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in a patent infringement action involving feral hog traps
  • Represented a television network before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a patent infringement action involving ten patents related to streaming technologies




  • J.D. cum laude Chicago Kent College of Law 2017
  • B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Illinois 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Pro Bono

  • Helped represent a detainee at the Cook County Jail in a Section 1983 case