Catherine Reynolds



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2017, with honors, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Team, 2015-2017

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 2000

  • Legal Intern, Office of the Attorney General, September–November 2013
  • Extern, Texas State Court Education Program; SMU Dedman School of Law and Justice Elizabeth Lang Miers, Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas


Texas, 2018


Catherine Reynolds is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Cate works on a wide range of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and litigation. Her practice includes a wide variety of technologies with a particular focus on inorganic and organic chemical compositions and processes, down-hole oilfield compositions, processes, and machinery, and semiconductor device fabrication.

While earning her law degree, Cate worked at Haynes and Boone as a Scientific Advisor prosecuting domestic and international patent applications related to the chemical arts and semiconductor technology.

Prior to joining the firm, Cate worked for over a decade as a process development engineer at one of the world’s leading semiconductor and MEMS manufacturing companies. She has extensive experience in many areas of device fabrication including films, ion-implantation, plasma and wet-chemical etching, production and quality control, micro-machining, and laser ablation.

Cate holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and is a certified TRIZ practitioner.

Selected Publications and Speeches

Professional and Community Activities

  • The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Pupil, 2016-2017

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