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Kate S. Razavi



Kate Sorensen Razavi is an experienced litigator and trial attorney, focusing on intellectual property litigation. She has worked closely with many of the firm’s largest clients, managing sophisticated IP matters for Fortune 500 companies in federal courts nationwide. Kate serves as the deputy leader for Faegre Drinker’s national patent litigation practice. In addition to patent litigation, she is a go-to advisor and litigator for IP licensing disputes, from counseling clients through early stage IP licensing disputes to vigorous litigation.

As an extension of her courtroom practice, Kate is a national speaker on trial advocacy and legal design. She is a co-founder of the Faegre Drinker Design Lab, a partnership with Stanford Law School, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Kate offers legal design services to Faegre Drinker clients on IP cases and other legal matters.

Innovations in Visual Advocacy
Innovations in Visual Advocacy
Leading the way for design thinking in law


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif, Wisconsin Law Review (Notes and Comments Editor) (2008)

Concordia College
B.A. summa cum laude (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Attorney-Client Privilege: Seeking Legal Advice 
    Minnesota CLE, June 2018 (Upcoming)
  • Visual Advocacy for Litigators
    District of Minnesota FBA Seminar, May 2018 (Upcoming)
  • Visual Advocacy
    District of Delaware Third Bench and Bar Conference, May 2018 (Upcoming)
  • Visual Advocacy in Drug & Device Litigation
    Guest lecturer, UCLA School of Law, February 2018 (Upcoming)
  • Visual Advocacy: Using Brain Science for Better Results
    Minnesota CLE, 2018
  • IP Practitioner's Roundtable: Copyright, Trademark, Patent
    Consultations on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property for Ukraine's IP Benchbook Committee, Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Federal Judicial Center, USPTO, the High Commercial Court of Ukraine and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Visual Advocacy
    Midwest IP Institute, 2017
  • From Good to Great: Using Legal Design to Create Powerful Courtroom Exhibits
    Midwest IP Institute, 2017
  • Legal Design for Your Business
    Midwest IP Institute, 2017
  • Patent Litigation and Practice
    Guest lecturer, University of Minnesota Law School, 2017
  • How to Win Your Next Trial
    Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • The New Rules for Pleading Patent Infringement
    Minnesota CLE Webinar, 2016
  • The New Rules for Pleading Patent Infringement: Six Month Update
    Minnesota CLE Webinar, 2016


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Intellectual Property, 2024
  • Best Lawyers® — Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2023-24
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Attorneys of the Year, 2022
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, 2017-18
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