ate Ryland comes to the team after serving in the chambers of The Honorable Roy S. Payne of the Eastern District of Texas. In managing the robust Marshall patent docket, Judge Payne in recent years has consistently issued the most claims construction opinions of any judge in the nation. Unsurprisingly then, Kate devoted considerable time in chambers preparing for claims construction hearings and assisting in opinions. Kate also supported the court in adjudicating trials, pre-trial matters, dispositive motions, discovery motions, and motions to transfer.
A lifelong academic standout, Kate earned her undergraduate and law degrees while on full scholarship. Thus began Kate’s early life focus of achieving excellence while remaining within budget. In 2012, Louisiana State University, Shreveport recognized Kate as the Inorganic Chemistry Student of the Year.
Kate is a native of the Bayou State.
Washington & Lee University School of Law
Louisiana State University, Shreveport
- District of Columbia (Pending)