Email: kchen@carlsoncaspers.com

Phone: (612) 436-9611

Katherine Chen focuses her practice on patent litigation, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, data privacy, transactions, and licensing. She leverages her background and education in genetics and biology to assist clients in meeting their goals.

Katherine has assisted clients with patent litigation and transactions for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, investments, and telecommunications technologies. Katherine is a resourceful researcher and has experience with all stages of litigation and mediation.

She is an author for the firm’s award-winning “Inventor Spotlight,” which highlights inventors who have impacted our society due to their innovations. Katherine also writes regularly on the firm’s ANDA Litigation blog about technology and cases relevant to ANDA litigation.

Katherine has also published her work in scientific journals, such as Development, Genetics, PLoS ONE, and Nature Communications.

When not working, Katherine enjoys painting, cooking, and rock climbing.

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, JD

Diversity Scholarship Recipient, Carlson Caspers
Dean’s List; Law Council, President; Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Secretary; Privacy, Cybersecurity and Technology Law Association, Treasurer

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, BS Genetics, Cell Biology and Development; Minor: Art Minnesota Undergraduate Research Academic Journal (MURAJ), Minneapolis, MN, Student Editor, September 2017–May 2019Dean’s List (3 Semesters); Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation (Finalist)
GCD Department, Teaching Assistant; GCD Department, Undergraduate Research Assistant; Resident Life, Community Advisor.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Minnesota Supreme Court

EVENTS & PUBLICATIONS

Katherine contributes articles for the firm’s award-winning “Inventor Spotlight,” which runs monthly on the firm’s website.

“June—Celebrating PRIDE Month—American Inventors and Scientists, Lynn Ann Conway,” INVENTOR SPOTLIGHT, Carlson Caspers, June 1, 2022.

Katherine also writes regularly on the firm’s ANDA blog about technology and cases relevant to ANDA litigation.

“Federal Circuit Upholds PTAB’s Rule Against Incorporation and Rejects Expert Testimony,” ANDA Litigation Blog, Carlson Caspers, July 12, 2021.

Katherine publishes articles in scientific journals.

“Etv2 regulates enhancer chromatin status to initiate Shh expression in the limb budEtv2 regulates enhancer chromatin status to initiate Shh expression in the limb bud,” Nature Communications, Jul 21, 2022

“Normal embryonic development and neonatal digit regeneration in mice overexpressing a stem cell factor, Sall4Normal embryonic development and neonatal digit regeneration in mice overexpressing a stem cell factor, Sall4, PLoS ONE, Apr 28, 2022

“Development of the Proximal-Anterior Skeletal Elements in the Mouse Hindlimb Is Regulated by a Transcriptional and Signaling Network Controlled by Sall4Development of the Proximal-Anterior Skeletal Elements in the Mouse Hindlimb Is Regulated by a Transcriptional and Signaling Network Controlled by Sall4,” Genetics, May 1, 2020

“Sall4 regulates neuromesodermal progenitors and their descendants during body elongation in mouse embryosSall4 regulates neuromesodermal progenitors and their descendants during body elongation in mouse embryos,” Development, June 18, 2019

“Genetic interactions between Sall4 and Plzf regulate appendicular skeletal development in mouse hindlimbs,” (Poster, 2017)

“Genetic interactions between Sall4 and Irx3/5 regulate initiation of hindlimb development in mice,” (Poster, 2017)

RECOGNITION

2022 Diversity and Inclusion Honoree, Carlson Caspers “Inventor Spotlight” Author, Minnesota Lawyer,
October 6, 2022.

Class of 2022 Most Outstanding Contribution, University of Minnesota Law, April 2022

President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, University of Minnesota Law, April 2022

Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation Finalist, Society for Developmental Biology, July 2017