Key Experience

  • Caitlin Olwell is an intellectual property litigator.
  • Her practice focuses on intellectual property cases across a broad range of sectors, including life sciences, consumer products, and communications.
  • She represents clients in federal courts across the country, as well as in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).


Caitlin has represented clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of technical fields, including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer products, and telecommunications. She has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit analysis, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, trial, and appeal. Her experience in district court cases includes drafting motions and briefs, preparing expert reports, handling depositions, and examining and cross-examining fact witnesses at trial.  

Representative Work

  • Representing Boston Scientific in a series of district court litigations against Nevro, which involve multiple patent infringement and trade secret claims relating to spinal cord stimulation technology. The first jury trial in the series occurred in October 2021 where the jury awarded $20 million to Boston Scientific for Nevro’s direct and indirect patent infringement.
  • Representing Sorenson Communications and CaptionCall against Ultratec/CapTel in a series of district court, Federal Circuit and PTAB matters concerning telecommunications for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.  The Aking Gump team has achieved successive victories for Sorenson in connection with these proceedings, including the Federal Circuit’s affirmance of nine PTAB decisions in Sorenson’s favor.
  • Successfully petitioned the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of battered immigrants for legal permanent residency.
  • Represented a medical device company as a defendant in a patent infringement litigation relating to light therapy, in which our team obtained a favorable settlement and the complaint was dismissed with prejudice.
  • Represented 3M Co., Merck & Co., Inc. and Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp. in a patent infringement litigation against Aptar, Inc. concerning fluid dispenser systems. The Akin Gump team achieved a complete victory in which the asserted patents were invalidated in parallel IPRs and the complaint was dismissed with prejudice.


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