Katy Rankin

Katy Rankin

Senior Associate

Email katy.rankin@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 454 2519

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Katy Rankin combines legal skills and a broad background in information technology to deliver results-driven solutions for her clients. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with their complex intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret disputes.

She has experience counseling clients in a wide range of areas, including consumer electronics and software, telecommunications, network and software security and mobile devices. Katy represents clients before federal district courts and various state courts.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Katy worked for a large IT consulting company. She collaborated with data storage and virtualization engineers, network security specialists, and wireless, Voice-over-IP, and physical network technicians to deliver enterprise network solutions to clients in the health care, government contracting, and energy and resources sectors. As a network engineer with certifications in networking and information security, she focused on creating secure network infrastructures for clients.

While in law school, Katy served as president of the Intellectual Property Law Society. She worked as a staff editor for University of Denver Water Law Review. She also coached a high school mock trial team and interned with a local district attorney's office.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of the Coif, 2016

B.S. Computer Science, Gonzaga University, cum laude, 2011

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Representing client in state court litigation involving breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets relating to software and vulnerability tracking.

Represented major firm client in multiple district court litigations involving video compression technology.

Represented client in district court litigation relating to human motion tracking technology.

Represented client in district court litigation involving content data storage, change management, and transmission.

Represented client in district court litigation relating to software trade secrets in insurance database management.

Represented client in state court litigation relating to an alleged construction defect and breach of contract.

Representing client in licensing negotiations relating to cellular technologies.

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