Associate / Minneapolis, MN / 612-638-5720

Kathryn Grey, Ph.D.

Kathryn Grey, Ph.D., has a practice that emphasizes U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, finance-related due diligence, freedom to operate and patentability analyses, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and post-grant proceedings. Kathryn has experience in assisting companies in many areas of the life sciences, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, therapeutics, and diagnostic areas.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Kathryn was an associate at a Silicon Valley-based business and intellectual property law firm. Kathryn also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (2014).

Kathryn previously conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Diego, where her work focused on intracellular signaling of cytokines in neurons. Additional previous work includes investigating molecular mechanisms of LTP and LTD, and research regarding cognitive impairment symptoms in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis.


J.D., Intellectual Property, University of San Diego School of Law (2014) Member, San Diego Law Review 2012-2013

Ph.D., Basic Biomedical Sciences: Neuroscience, University of South Dakota (2009)

B.A. magna cum laude, Psychology, St. Olaf College (2004)


  • Minnesota 2019
  • California 2015
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2012


  • Named to the “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list by The Best Lawyers in America© (2022)
  • Recognized as a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association (2020)
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