Kathryn Wade focuses her practice on intellectual property law.
Dr. Wade has experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, disease treatment and diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical devices. She also has experience drafting opinions on patentability, invalidity, and non-infringement issues. Dr. Wade has provided intellectual property counsel to a variety of clients, ranging from start-up life sciences companies, to universities, to multinational biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Wade received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Emory University, where she designed and implemented molecular biology and biochemical experiments to study the interaction of proteins in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Dr. Wade did postdoctoral work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she conducted molecular biology research to study the genetics of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Wade was recognized in the 2010 The Best Lawyers in America® for Biotechnology Law. Dr. Wade was the recipient of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation's "One Child, One Lawyer" volunteer of the year award in 2009.