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Katherine E. Ramlose

(312) 775-8000
FAX: (312) 775-8100

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Kate Ramlose is an associate at McAndrews, Held & Malloy, where she focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and transactions. Kate has experience with pre-suit investigation and assessment, motion practice, and discovery for numerous cases involving medical device patents, pharmaceutical patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Kate has also performed IP due diligence for corporate acquisitions and drafted and reviewed a variety of agreements, including license agreements, joint development agreements, and purchase agreements.

Kate graduated from Boston University School of Law where she was Vice President of the IP Law Society and a member of the American Journal of Law & Medicine. During law school, Kate spent a semester in-house as a legal intern at Mérieux NutriSciences performing due diligence and drafting agreements for both domestic and international acquisitions. Kate also gained experience relating to corporate IP strategy at Mérieux NutriSciences and as a research analyst at Boston University’s Office of Technology Development.

Prior to law school, Kate worked as an intern in pharmaceutical research divisions at both Abbott Laboratories and Covidien (now Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals) where she performed various dissolution studies to optimize parameters for analyzing dual-API sublingual tablets and to troubleshoot unexpected deviations in API release rates caused by tablet coatings. Kate graduated cum laude from Truman State University with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in English.

In her free time, Kate enjoys traveling, yoga, and watching movies with Monte (an adorable, yet refined, rescue puppy).

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Patent Legislation Committee, American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Member, Patent Litigation Committee, American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • Illinois
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Truman State University, B.S., Chemistry, B.A., English, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Scholar