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Diane Gabl Kratz

Diane Gabl Kratz

Seagate Technology
Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property
Cupertino, CA, USA


Diane Gabl Kratz is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Seagate Technology's headquarters in Cupertino, California.  She manages Seagate’s global trademark portfolio, leading strategy and handling enforcement of trademark, copyright, and domain name rights.  She also manages the patent portfolio for the Consumer Products group, advising on strategy, prosecution, litigation, and IP-related transactions.  Previously, Diane was in private practice at the Silicon Valley offices of international law firms Morrison & Foerster LLP and Sidley Austin LLP.  There, she focused on complex commercial and IP litigation in industries such as semiconductors, software, telecom, consumer electronics, and medical devices.  

A four-time Super Lawyers Rising Star, Diane regularly speaks at conferences throughout the West Coast and has been featured as a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Management Science & Engineering Department and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.  She was recently honored to be the keynote speaker for IPfolio’s IPforward Dinner & Discussion series, speaking on “Strategically Insane: When to Ignore Conventional Wisdom to Win IP Litigation”.

Diane received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and graduated early from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Physics.  She is a member of the California Bar and is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Diane Gabl Kratz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Beyond Motivation for Creation: Incentivizing Engineers to Submit Invention Disclosures (January 5, 2018) - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
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