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KATRINA M.
QUICKER

FOUNDER AND MANAGING MEMBER

‭(678) 750-0450‬  |  kquicker@quickerlaw.com  |  fax (470) 533-1182

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About
katrina

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Katrina Quicker is the Founder and Managing Member of Quicker Law. As a registered patent attorney, Katrina is an experienced and versatile first-chair litigator, having litigated over 100 infringement cases over the course of her twenty-five-year career. She serves as lead trial counsel on behalf of companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, computer and electronics, mechanical, and consumer product industries, and has tried multiple cases in federal district courts and at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Katrina also routinely appears before state and federal courts and before tribunals such as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Beyond patents, she regularly litigates trademark, copyright, domain name, and trade secret matters, licensing disputes, as well as a variety of commercial disputes.

 

In addition to her active litigation practice, Katrina actively manages, files, prosecutes, and maintains her clients’ worldwide portfolios of patent and trademark applications and registrations. For over two decades, she has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia for intellectual property matters. As strategic advisor, she also frequently assists clients with the launch of new brands via social media and advertising campaigns.

 

Clients and peers alike recognize Katrina as a leading intellectual property lawyer. She has been acknowledged by respected publications such as Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, and Intellectual Asset Management, and named by Managing IP as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” and by Georgia super lawyers as one of the “Top 50 Women.”

 

Prior to founding Quicker Law, Katrina served as the co-chair of an AmLaw 100 firm’s Patent Litigation practice group and as the chair of that firm’s Atlanta office’s Intellectual Property Group. In addition to her firm responsibilities, Katrina has championed for diversity and inclusion in the profession for over two decades. She has been lauded for being “fearless and relentless in her pursuit of justice.”

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Highlighted
experience

Federal Court Patent Litigation

  • Defend global medical device company against claims accusing its hemodialysis access graft of patent infringement at federal district court and at Federal Circuit.

  • Represented patent-holding inmate communications software and technology provider in multiple patent infringement actions at federal district courts and at Federal Circuit.

  • Represented key trial witness in billion-dollar patent infringement and breach of contract dispute involving HIV preventative drug.

  • Represented a Fortune 500 technology company in successfully defending against patent infringement allegations relating to digital image processing.  Obtained a summary judgment decision invalidating the patent under Section 101, and that decision was affirmed in a precedential opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • Defended ANDA holder and generic drug distributor of naproxen sodium softgels against NDA holder’s assertion that four patents listed in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Orange Book were infringed. Following the exchange of discovery, contentions, and claim construction briefing, both parties successfully mediated a resolution before the magistrate judge.

  • Represented prestigious research university in pursuing patent infringement claims against multiple companies and in defending against inter partes review (IPR) involving digital PCR technology used to detect abnormalities in biological samples.

  • Defended innovative U.S. sports clothing and accessories company in patent infringement case relating to fitness tracking application that enabled users to track nutritional information. After filing a motion to dismiss contending that the asserted patents were invalid as abstract ideas, the parties settled.

  • Defended prestigious research university against patent infringement allegations involving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology and associated software.

  • Represented industry leader in baby products in design patent infringement lawsuit. Obtained a favorable settlement just prior to jury selection.

  • Represented a pharmaceutical innovator in Hatch-Waxman litigation involving generic company’s Section 505(b)(2) NDA over a formulary analgesic. Case favorably settled following motion practice and filing of Citizen Petition at the FDA.

 

Section 337 ITC Investigations

  • Represented medical device company at trial in defense of an ITC investigation alleging its radiopharmaceutical medical devices infringed three patents.  Following hearing, obtained final determination of no violation upon showing that all of the asserted claims are invalid.  Decision was appealed and affirmed.

  • Represented medical glove company at trial in pursuing exclusion order against more than 50 respondents accused of patent infringement.

 

Trademark Litigation

  • Represent world-recognized and award-winning outdoor water park in trademark infringement dispute in federal district court.

  • Represented international glove company in district court lawsuit accusing domain name registration and web developer company of trademark infringement. The lawsuit followed a successful UDRP proceeding against the same company in which the arbitrator determined that the company had registered the confusingly similar domain name in bad faith.

  • Represented nine restaurant franchisees in appeal of trial court decision relating to dispute with franchisor regarding franchise agreement and illegal kickbacks. Following briefing and oral argument, we successfully obtained a ruling reversing the district court judgment.

  • Represented as local counsel famous American clothing brand company in trademark infringement and counterfeiting trial in which the Court granted the company a permanent injunction, $9 million in damages, and attorneys’ fees.

 

Copyright Litigation

  • Represented non-profit educational administrators at trial counsel and on appeal in defending against claims of copyright infringement relating to the college library’s use of an electronic reserves system. After a three-week trial, the district court issued a 350-page opinion finding that 94 of the 99 alleged infringing uses were covered by fair use. Following two appeals, the district court determined that 89 of the 99 alleged infringements were protected by fair use.

  • Represented real estate company against claims of copyright infringement relating to use of photographs on websites. Shortly after filing the answer, the lawsuit was successfully resolved.

 

Trade Secret

  • Represent software communications provider in lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

  • Represented pharmaceutical company in dispute involving previously-employed formulator and misappropriation of company’s valuable trade secrets.

 

Prosecution

  • Represent one of the world’s largest chemical producers in managing its extensive patent portfolio, including preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international patent applications; participating in reexamination, interference, and appeal proceedings at the PTAB; and drafting technology license and joint development agreements.

  • Represent international company in all of its global intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, patent appeals before the PTAB, patent enforcement, trademark prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB, copyright registrations, and UDRP disputes, as well as for securing regulatory premarket approvals from the FDA for the company’s medical devices.

  • Represent global medical device company in its worldwide trademark registration, enforcement, and marketing efforts, including trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings before multiple international tribunals.

 

Technology Transactions

  • Advised and assisted government agency in drafting hackathon official contest rules for a technology challenge aimed at expanding the use of smart vehicle technologies to improve traffic congestion, safety, and mobility and hackathon winner’s technology license agreement.

  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on the $70 million sale of its worldwide rights to one of its drugs outside the United States.

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EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 2000, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif;  Symposium Editor, The University of Toledo Law Review

  • B.S., Biology, Indiana University, 1995

ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Prior
positions

  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable William J. Skow, Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, General Trial Division (Toledo, Ohio)

  • Judicial Law Intern for the Honorable James D. Jensen, Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, General Trial Division (Toledo, Ohio)

Pro bono

  • Representing The Human Rights Campaign and two transgender women of color in challenging the Administration’s proposed regulations that strips protections for LGBTQ patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals, and health insurance companies, and obtained preliminary injunction; the case is currently on appeal.

  • Represented multiple victims of domestic violence in obtaining temporary restraining orders.

  • Represented multiple tenants in wrongful evictions and in security deposit disputes.

  • Represented Muslim inmate in lawsuit challenging jail’s denial of religious group prayer participation.

  • Represented undocumented alien immigrant child in foster care in Section 1983 action against county DFACS.

  • Represented minor child from Mexico in civil action under the Hague Convention’s International Child Abduction Remedies Act.

  • Awarded Kilpatrick Stockton’s Atlanta Legal Aid Society Fellowship to work full-time representing impoverished clients in various state court and administrative proceedings involving landlord-tenant, domestic abuse, and employment discrimination matters.

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Intellectual Property in Georgia

    • Band 3 (2018 to 2023)

    • Band 4 (2015 to 2017)

    • Up & Coming (2012 to 2013)

    • Chambers Women in Law Up and Coming Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Award Nominee (2013)

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023)

  • The Legal 500 United States (2015, 2016, 2018, 2022)

  • IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2013-2023)

  • Euromoney Expert Guides, Patent (2017)

  • Managing IP “Top 250 Women in IP” (2014)

  • Georgia “Super Lawyer” (2015-2023)

  • Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2007-2013)

  • Law360’s “Legal Lions” (August 2020)

Memberships

  • The Honorable Charles A. Pannell, Jr. Intellectual Property American Inn of Court: Master

  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers: Former Board Member

  • American Constitution Society: Former Judicial Pipeline Taskforce Member

  • American Bar Foundation: Former Fellow

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy: Former Regional Training Program Instructor

  • State Bar of Georgia: Former Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession

community

  • Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance: 2023 IP Community Service Award Recipient 

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society: Former Advisory Board Member

  • Atlanta Rowing Club: Former Board Member

  • Lambda Legal: Board Member, Former Co-Chair of Nominating Committee

  • LGBT Bar: Lavender Law Straight Allies Panelist

  • Stonewall Bar Association: Former Mentor

  • Safe Kids Georgia: Former Board Chair

Personal interests/
hobbies

In her free time, Katrina enjoys baking, crafting, and everything outdoors, including gardening, rowing, off roading in her neon green Jeep Wrangler, traveling in the family RV with her husband and four kids, and hiking with their three rescue dogs.

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