Katherine Barecchia is Assistant General Counsel at SunGard Data Systems Inc., where she handles intellectual property and litigation related matters for the company.  Before joining SunGard, Ms. Barecchia was an attorney at Blank Rome LLP. While at Blank Rome, Katherine’s practice included patent litigation, opinions, and the prosecution of patent applications. She counseled domestic and foreign clients with respect to intellectual property strategies, including: patent mining programs; patent infringement strategies; patent invalidity strategies; patent litigation; patent portfolio development; market clearance analysis for new products; joint defense agreements; patent infringement opinions; and patent invalidity opinions. In addition to her intellectual property practice, Ms. Barecchia also handled commercial litigation matters in both state court and federal court.