Data-Driven Lawyer: Kilpatrick Townsend's Kate Gaudry

Law360 (December 5, 2018, 2:03 PM EST) -- Kate Gaudry perceived something was off in a patent case she was prosecuting. The delays were long, and her team was getting rejections she knew were wrong. When the patent examiner indicated the case was in a secretive U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program, the wheels started turning for her next project.

After her client's case was resolved and patented, Gaudry filed a Freedom of Information Act request in late 2014 for more information on the patent office’s Sensitive Application Warning System program, known as SAWS.

“I was very interested in getting the response and would check the mail first thing...

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