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Sarah Petty

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Sarah Petty has experience with intellectual property litigation in the ITC, the federal district courts and the Federal Circuit. She has assisted at trial on cases involving smartphone technologies, computer mouse products, digital camera technology, medical devices and patent ownership issues. Ms. Petty handles all aspects of pretrial discovery, motion practice and trial preparation. She has experience taking and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses; drafting motions and briefs; handling written discovery; preparing witnesses for trial; and conducting trial examinations of witnesses.

In 2011, Ms. Petty served for six months as an Assistant District Attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During her time as a prosecutor, she argued dozens of motions and tried ten cases to verdict.


     Intellectual Property


JD, Harvard Law School, 2006

BA, Psychology, magna cum laude, Amherst College, 2001, Phi Beta Kappa

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Honors & Awards

  • Named to the "Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts Rising Stars" list in the April 2016 and 2017 issues of Boston Magazine
  • Selected as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers' 'Rising Star'" in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the area of intellectual property litigation

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