Kate Saxton

Special Counsel

Saxton, Kate

Kate Saxton is a special counsel in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. She joined the firm in 2002.


Ms. Saxton has a diverse litigation practice, with a focus on intellectual property matters. She has represented clients in patent disputes involving a variety of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, mobile communications, integrated circuits, light based dermatological applications, water treatment systems, digital imaging and video compression. She has also represented companies in unfair competition, securities and government investigation matters. Her practice has encompassed all facets of litigation, including discovery, settlement, alternative dispute resolution, and trials.

Ms. Saxton is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Publications & News


May 13, 2014

Success at the Federal Circuit: WilmerHale Earns Five Victories in One Week

WilmerHale has just completed an extremely successful week at the Federal Circuit, receiving favorable decisions in five out of six patent cases concerning various legal issues.

January 3, 2012

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

September 30, 2011

WilmerHale Settles Two Patent Infringement Suits for Palomar Against Candela and Syneron

January 1, 2009

WilmerHale Names New Partners and Counsel for 2009

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and counsel.

August 23, 2007

Three Important Victories for Broadcom in Litigation with Qualcomm

Bush Administration Upholds the ITC’s Ban On Imports of New Cell Phones Containing Some Qualcomm Microchips; Two Additional Qualcomm Patents Found Unenforceable; and Damages in Previous Case Are Doubled

February 1, 2007

WilmerHale Secures Patent Infringement Victory for Broadcom

Professional Activities

Ms. Saxton has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School on the topics of intellectual property, non-disclosure agreements and non-competition agreements.

Ms. Saxton is a member of the Boston and American Bar Association.


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JD, cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2002, Note Editor, Boston University Law Review

BA, magna cum laude, Stetson University, 1999, Phi Beta Kappa

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