Catherine Hrbac is an associate (pending admission to the Mass. Bar) in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. Drawing on her experience as a chemical engineer with a focus on biological process manufacturing and process controls, Catherine advises clients on all aspects of their patent portfolio.
Catherine counsels clients on how to use and protect their intellectual property by preparing and prosecuting patent applications as well as managing patent portfolios across multiple jurisdictions. She works closely with clients to understand their innovative technologies and translates these complexities into thoughtful IP strategies.
Previously, Catherine was an intellectual property law clerk at Nutter. Before that, she was an engineer at a firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services. Catherine has also served as a chemical engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory and an undergraduate researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
Catherine is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA). During law school, she was a staff writer at the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum Journal and treasurer of the Internet Law Society.
Education & Admissions
Boston College Law School, J.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemical Engineering
- Massachusetts (Pending)