Moscow State University
Ph.D. Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
J.D. Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Dr. Kate Berezutskaya is a partner at Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago. Her legal practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with significant experience and emphasis on securing and protecting patent rights. Dr. Berezutskaya regularly works with clients to develop and implement global intellectual property (IP) strategies skillfully tailored to business goals. She is a licensed US patent attorney, regularly prepares US and PCT patent applications and has been successfully representing clients in connection with numerous patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Dr. Berezutskaya has significant experience in advising clients on validity and freedom-to-operate opinions. She also regularly consults clients in connection with patent due diligence analysis, patentability analysis, infringement analysis, license and patent assignment agreements, IP assets transfer agreements, IP ownership rights and joint research & development agreements. Other aspects of Dr. Berezutskaya’s practice include patent litigation, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. As an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Dr. Berezutskaya has taught patent law.
Dr. Berezutskaya received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she graduated with a certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Prior to law school, Dr. Berezutskaya conducted research at the University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology/biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in biology/virology from Moscow State University.
Prior to joining GBC, Dr. Berezutskaya practiced law at a large international law firm, conducted biomedical research, consulted at the University of Chicago technology transfer office and taught science classes to students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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