Mary Katherine Baumeister is a member of Dentons'
Intellectual Property and Technology practice. She is a registered
patent agent with decades of experience in the preparation and
prosecution of US and foreign patent applications, particularly
patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, including
national and regional filings in the United States, before the
European Patent Office and elsewhere.
Kathie began her career as a patent chemist and later as a
patent agent for G.D. Searle & Co. She later served as the
patent director of Pharmatec, Inc., where she was responsible for
preparation and prosecution of international and domestic patent
Kathie’s experience includes prosecution of patents involving
pharmaceuticals, food additives, sweetening agents, chemical
solubilizers and stabilizers, agriculutral chemicals and cosmetics.
She has also handled patent applications for new organic molecules,
including steroids, peptides, polypeptides, carbohydrates and
heterocycles, as well as new compositions containing these
chemicals and processes for their preparation and use.
Kathie is registered to practice before the US Patent and
Prior to joining Dentons, Kathie was a patent agent with
Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, one of the oldest and largest
law firms in the US focusing exclusively on intellectual property,
until its lawyers and other professionals joined a national general
practice law firm in 2005.