Kate Nuehring Su protects and enforces the intellectual property rights of her clients in all phases of complex litigation and patent prosecution. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Nuehring Su has a background in engineering, including a degree in biomechanical engineering from Stanford University. Her extensive legal and technical knowledge enables her to devise successful strategies for clients across a range of industries.

Representative Experience

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications relating to mechanical devices
  • Drafted noninfringement opinions for medical device technology
  • Counseled and advised client during creation of a virtual patent marking website
  • Obtained dismissal of a TTAB petition for cancellation
  • Represented petitioners in multiple adult guardian ad litem cases in Illinois state court
  • Performed essential litigation responsibilities for federal court cases, including: drafting complaints and motions, preparing and responding to discovery requests, preparing infringement and invalidity contentions, and assisting with expert report submissions.

Background and Credentials

Ms. Nuehring Su holds a J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in biomechanical engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she completed two significant engineering internships, one in a photonics lab, where she worked on a laser coupler and biological fluids sensors and another at 3M, where she collaborated with a team working with the Mayo Clinic to develop pathology lab equipment, among other responsibilities.


  • Northwestern University (J.D., cum laude)
  • Stanford University (B.S.)
    • Biomechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Publications and Presentations

  • "PTAB Gives Hope For Patent Amendments Amid Reform Talk," Law360, April 2, 2018 (featured quotes). 
  • Kate Nuehring, Our Generation’s Sputnik Moment: Comparing the United States’ Green Technology Pilot Program to Green Patent Programs Abroad, 9 Nw.J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. (2011)