Kathryn N. Czekalski

Biography

Kathryn focuses her practice on intellectual property law, specifically opinion and prosecution for both domestic and foreign cases.  Her background as a chemical engineer allows her to work across multiple technical areas in the chemical and mechanical arts, including catalysts, fuel additives, medical devices, and additive manufacturing. Kathryn received her chemical engineering degree from Penn State.

Prior to attending law school, Kathryn worked at an engineering firm where she provided consultative technical support to refineries executing projects in the downstream oil and gas sector. Kathryn graduated with honors from Duquesne University School of Law ranked first in her class. She was an associate editor of the Duquesne Law Review, and her article advocating for federal genetic antidiscrimination law was published in Volume 60.1.

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2022)
    • Dr. John and Liz Murray Award for Excellence in Student Scholarship
    • Raymond F. Sekula Award
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Administrative Law, Appellate Practice & Procedure, Functions and Duties of the Prosecutor, Constitutional Law, Estates and Trusts, Evidence, Patent Law, Legal Research and Writing I & II, Civil Procedure I, Property I, Torts I & II
  • Pennsylvania State University  (B.S., with honors, 2017)
    • Saverio Fioravanti Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Affiliations/Memberships

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Distinctions

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