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As a principal attorney at the Harbor Law Group, I represent clients in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, business torts, and breaches of contract.  I have handled numerous trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  I am well versed in alternate dispute resolution proceedings.

I graduated in the top 5% of my class at Baylor Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable David C. Godbey, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2002-2003).

I have a degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University and worked as a process and project engineer at a prominent chemical and gas company prior to entering law school. 


Practice areas


  1. Trademark: 30%
    7 years, 15 cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 30%
    14 years, 15 cases
  3. Copyright: 15%
    7 years, 5 cases
  4. Litigation: 15%
    14 years, 25 cases
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%
    14 years, 40 cases



Hourly ($275/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer. First as a peer in the legal profession, and now a friend as well, Catherine has proved to me to have integrity, analytical strengths, passion and zeal in her practice and in particular competence, ethics and respect for the legal profession. Once one becomes acquainted with Catherine in either a personal or professional setting it does not take long to see that her character, determination and principles are exemplary and an integral part of her approach to life as an attorney, friend, wife, and mother. I strongly endorse Catherine for the AVVO program. Respectfully submitted, Lisa A. Kane, Esq


    Lisa Kane
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several of my clients to Catherine and they have all been extremely happy with her work, her attitude and her legal skill. I highly recommend her to anybody seeking quality legal representation at reasonable rates.


    David Rouille Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

300 West Main Street
Building A, Unit 1
Northborough, MA, 01532


TXInactive 200201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2011
2010 Honoree for Top 40 Under FortyWorcester Business Journal2010
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2010
Named a Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Named a Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers magazine2007
Named a Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers magazine2006
Law school class rank (top 5%)Chemical engineering degree from ColumbiaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Intellectual property lawyer and a registered patent attorneyThe Harbor Law Group: Principal Attorney2008 - Present
Associate AttorneySidley & Austin2003 - 2008
Law Clerk to the Honorable David C. GodbeyUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Texas2002 - 2003
AssociateFish & Richardson2002 - 2002
Chemical EngineerAir Products and Chemicals1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Intellectual Property Section of the Worcester County Bar CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2012
Metrowest Women's Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Advisory Council for the Salvation Army in WorcesterChair2009 - Present
Texas BarN/A2002 - Present
Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
WPI Venture ForumN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Interactive Mounts, Inc. v. Milestone AV Technologies LLCSettled
Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC v. Flo TV Inc. et al.Settled
Kenexa BrassRing v. HireAbility et al.ongoing
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Commercial BiotechnologyControlling Costs in Patent Litigation2010
Worcester County Bar Legal Lines, Vol. 10, No. 5What is your client's intellectual property strategy?2010
Dallas Bar Association PublicationThe Patent Act of 2005 - Clarification or Confusion?2005
Neuron, Vol 13 Number 4, 967-974 (1994)Second Author, Altered Circadian Pacemaker Function and Cyclic AMP Rhythms in the Drosophila Learning Mutant dunce.1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Columbia UniversityChemical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Section MeetingTrademark Bullying2012
Intellectual Property SectionThe Accelerated Patent Process - Debunking the Myths2010