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Katharine Wolanyk

Katharine Wolanyk

Burford Capital
IP Principal
Chicago, IL, USA


Katharine Wolanyk is an IP Principal at Burford.

Ms. Wolanyk’s career spans the business, legal and engineering arenas, with a particular focus in intellectual property. She was named a World’s Leading IP Strategist by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in 2015 and 2016.

Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Wolanyk was President, Chief Legal Officer and a Board member of Soverain Software, an enterprise software company whose patent portfolio has been licensed extensively in the software and Internet retailing industries. Ms. Wolanyk also was intellectual property counsel to a publicly traded IT solutions firm, General Counsel of a managed hosting provider, Senior Vice President of corporate development at a publicly traded enterprise software company, a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, and a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Ms. Wolanyk serves on the University of Chicago Law School Visiting Committee and on the Board of Managers of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

Katharine Wolanyk is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Monetizing Patents—The Changing World of Deriving Benefits from Patents and Portfolios - Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Monetizing Patents—Perspectives from Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Defendants’ Counsel, In-House Counsel and Litigation Funders - Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices, Thursday, October 12, 2017
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