Catherine M. Voisinet

Of Counsel

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Suite 100 East
8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
USA
Telephone: +1-703-205-8000
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Catherine M. Voisinet began her career in the Intellectual Property field in 1998 as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examining applications in the field of Information Processing, System Organization and Error Detection/Correction. After her experience at the USPTO, Ms. Voisinet represented numerous national and international companies, from start-ups to Fortune 25 companies, as outside and in-house counsel.

During her tenure as Senior Patent Counsel at a Fortune 25 company, in addition to managing a large patent portfolio including complex electrical and mechanical technology, she represented the company’s interests in policy planning with the USPTO and foreign patent offices, managed integration of patent portfolios from acquired companies, and managed complex ex parte and inter partes matters.

Ms. Voisinet assists domestic and international clients having interests in many fields of complex technologies including computer science, electrical, mechanical, business method, and bio-informatics technologies. Ms. Voisinet assists her clients in planning their intellectual property strategy and obtaining patent rights for their innovation. This assistance includes planning claiming and filing strategies; conducting patent audits; conducting clearance searches; preparing freedom-to-operate opinions; and preparing, filing, and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, nationally and internationally, through appellate oral arguments before the USPTO Patent Trials and Appeals Board. Further, she has experience in post-grant matters including preparing and prosecuting post-grant applications including reexamination and reissue applications, and preparing opinions analyzing patentability, patent validity, and patent infringement issues. In addition to practicing Intellectual Property Law, Ms. Voisinet has lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including seminars at the Danish Patent Office, regarding various topics related to copyright, trade secret, and patent law including patent prosecution, litigation, and licensing.