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Katherine Teal Leonard

Katherine Teal Leonard



Kate Leonard’s practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, due diligence investigations, and technology agreements.

Kate has successfully prosecuted patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has represented innovator and non-innovator companies in high-stakes litigation. Her experience includes developing pre-litigation strategy, drafting contentions, briefing claim construction, and conducting fact discovery and expert discovery. Kate’s experience also includes due diligence investigations for mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and transfer agreements, freedom to operate, and infringement analyses.

Prior to law school, Kate worked as a research fellow at Florida International University in an insect physiology lab, which focused on the biosynthetic pathway of the hormone responsible for development and reproduction in the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Her research specifically involved analyzing tissue expression and biochemical properties of several enzymes in adult mosquitoes.

Kate’s pro bono work has included representing veterans seeking service-related disability benefits before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims or seeking discharge upgrades before the Naval Discharge Review Board. She has also represented Cuban refugees seeking political asylum. Kate also prosecuted trademark applications for clients through the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. She has been recognized on the 2019 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.


  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Litigation (2024)


  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
  • Florida International University (B.S., cum laude, 2011)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Spanish
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


  • Associate, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, Atlanta, GA (2018–2021)


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