Winds of Change LES 2023 Annual Meeting

Katie Staba

K&L Gates

Katherine Staba is a partner in the technology transactions and data protection practice group in the Chicago
office. Her practice focuses on complex global transactions and counseling relating to digital media planning and buying, advertising and marketing, claim substantiation, software licensing, and intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions and investments, unfair competition and trade secrets and competitive intelligence. Katherine’s recent experience includes assisting businesses with agreements and engagements related to cloud services, mobile applications, and artificial intelligence products.

Katherine’s clients span multiple industries including beauty products, home products, sports organizations, media platforms, cloud computing providers, luxury goods, clothing retailers, consumer electronics, and pharmaceutical products. For these clients, Katherine leverages her in-house experience to offer practical, business sensitive guidance and representation.

Katherine’s recent representations include: (a) advising consumer product brands on influencer engagements; (b) negotiating technology and joint development agreements related to health related products and pharmaceuticals; (c) counseling and negotiating agreements related to the application of artificial intellectual and machine learning to consumer interactions; and (d) drafting transactional consumer documents for a leading fashion retailer.

In addition to her counseling practice, Katherine’s experience includes litigation of cases involving patents, copyright, trademarks, licenses, and trade secrets in both trial courts and appellate courts.