Kathryn E. Noll

Kathryn E. Noll


(P) 617-443-9292, ext 244

(F) 617-443-0004


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Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., physics, M.S., materials engineering, Master’s Thesis: Effects of Ion Implantation on Electroplated Chromium

Kathryn E. Noll

Kathryn E. Noll is a partner who focuses her practice on counseling clients concerning intellectual property portfolio development and management, patent prosecution, product clearance, and due diligence matters. She is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Practice.


  • Practices in a wide variety of technologies including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), optical systems, fuel cells, photovoltaic systems, mechanical and medical devices, metallurgy, semiconductor devices and processes, consumer products, and business methods.
  • Develops and manages intellectual property portfolios in both the United States and abroad and works with clients to obtain appropriate intellectual property protection.
  • Conducts product clearance and prior art studies to assist clients in product planning and provides clearance opinions when necessary. Kate also provides guidance to clients in designing around other parties’ patents.
  • Counsels clients of all sizes from independent inventors and small start-ups to large corporations.
  • Kate previously served as in-house patent counsel to Teradyne, an automatic test equipment manufacturing company.
  • Before becoming an attorney, Kate worked for over ten years as an engineer designing and conducting studies primarily in the metallurgical and semiconductor fields. Kate worked for FEI Company, a manufacturer of focused ion beam systems, as a process/research engineer and an applications engineer. She also worked for Benét Laboratories as a materials engineer in their materials characterization/failure analysis lab. Benét Laboratories is an Army research, development and engineering facility that is part of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Kate is a member of the Women’s Bar Association, the Boston Patent Law Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


  • Selected as a “Top Women of the Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
  • Kate was named to the Super Lawyers® list in the practice area of intellectual property 2017 in Massachusetts, a list limited to the top 5 percent of attorneys in each region. The attorneys featured in Super Lawyers were selected by their peers in an extensive nomination and polling process conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters and seen in a special advertising section in Boston magazine.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Kate is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and she is also a registered patent attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.