Katharine Wolanyk

Managing Director, Buford Capital

Ms. Wolanyk’s career spans the business, legal and engineering arenas, with a particular focus in intellectual property. She was named a World’s Leading IP Strategist by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and writes and speaks frequently on intellectual property issues.

Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Wolanyk was President, Chief Legal Officer and a Board member of Soverain Software, IP counsel to a publicly traded IT solutions firm, General Counsel of a managed hosting provider, Senior Vice President of corporate development at a publicly traded enterprise software company, a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, and a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Ms. Wolanyk earned her JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and a BS in engineering from Michigan State University.

D4: Economic Considerations for Patent Litigation Financing

America's Cup A/B

A litigation financier, patent litigator, and valuation/damages expert (and potentially a corporate representative) explore the various economic issues associated with patent litigation financing. The litigation financier will discuss their economic due diligence considerations and the various financing structures they utilize. The patent litigator (and corporate representative) will discuss the economic justification for and benefits of […]