Kristin M. Whidby
is a litigation associate and registered patent attorney resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office.
Ms. Whidby's practice is concentrated in the field of intellectual property, including the drafting of patent opinions, providing pre-litigation counseling, and engaging in patent litigation. She has extensive experience in litigating matters relating to nuclear and mechanical technologies, as well as the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological fields. Ms. Whidby has assisted in several trials concerning intellectual property issues, including a recent international arbitration concerning a patent related to night vision technology, a US District Court trial concerning a patent related to coding of digital data, and a US District Court trial over the validity of a patent related to contact lens materials. She has also represented clients in patent-related disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, Virginia state court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US Supreme Court.
Ms. Whidby is actively involved in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the United States Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI-US). She also serves on the Enforcement Standing Committee of AIPPI.
In addition to her intellectual property practice, Ms. Whidby has litigated a wide range of general civil and commercial matters. She also has extensive experience with criminal matters, including questions of constitutional law, through her clerkship and pro bono work.
Ms. Whidby served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Andrew J. Effron in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
District of Columbia; New York; Florida; United States Patent and Trademark Office; United States Supreme Court; United States District Court for the District of Columbia; United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit