Gabrielle LaHatte

San Francisco
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA

Gabrielle LaHatte is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in Latham’s San Francisco office.

Ms. LaHatte's practice focuses on patent litigation in federal district and appellate courts. Her experience includes matters covering a myriad of technologies, including antibodies, basic chemistry, medical devices, cellular technology, voice codecs, and internet networking technologies, such as VPNs, routers, and switches.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. LaHatte served as a law clerk to Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and chief staff attorney and law clerk for Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Before her clerkships, Ms. LaHatte prosecuted biotechnology patents and trademarks at a regional intellectual property boutique.

Ms. LaHatte currently serves as a member of the Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Planning Committee. She is also a member of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court, the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, the Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Thought Leadership
  • Panelist, “Anti-Trust Implications on the Enforcement of Patents. Rock-Paper-Scissors, When Can a Statutory Prohibition Trump a Constitutionally Granted Monopoly?” Eastern District of Texas Bench & Bar Conference (2019)
  • Panel Coordinator, “Managing Parallel District Court and PTAB Proceedings,” Eastern District of Texas Bench & Bar Conference (2018)
  • “Octane Fitness and Highmark Decisions Turn Three,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (2017)
  • Co-author, “Considerations for the Commercialization of Medical Devices: The Changing Legal Landscape,” Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma (2014)
  • Author, “Reverse Payments: When the Federal Trade Commission Can Attack the Validity of Underlying Patents,” 2 J. LAW, TECH. & INTERNET 37 (2011)
  • Co-author, “Seed dehydration and the establishment of desiccation tolerance during seed maturation is altered in the Arabidopsis thaliana mutant atem6-1,” Plant & Cell Physiol. 50: 243-253 (2008)
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