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Kathryn M. Hanak
Webb Law | Kathryn M. Hanak
Webb Law | Kathryn M. Hanak


Katie Hanak is an intellectual property lawyer with a background in prosecuting and litigating in the chemical, biomedical, mechanical and optics fields. Her experience also includes trademark selection and prosecution. Early in her career, Katie served as a biochemical research intern at Magee-Womens Research Institute. Prior to joining The Webb Law Firm, where she is regularly involved in patent, trademark and copyright matters, Katie worked for another boutique intellectual property law firm and a litigation law firm.

Katie received a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2010, Katie has been an adjunct professor, teaching intellectual property law, at Carnegie Mellon University.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2009
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


Carnegie Mellon University, 2012 M.S.
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Duquesne University School of Law, 2008 J.D.
Activities: American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Team

Carnegie Mellon University, 2005 B.S.
Major: Chemistry
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Professional Associations and Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Allegheny County Bar Association

Recent Publications: 

Maternal serum sFlt-1 concentrations are not increased in early pregnancy and decrease more slowly postpartum in women who develop preeclampsia. Amer J Obstet Gynecol, 193:185-91, 2005.

Uric acid concentrations are increased throughout pregnancy among women with gestational hyperuricemia at delivery. Amer J Obstet Gynecol, 194:161-68, 2005.