Ashley Fry is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Ms. Fry primarily advises on patent litigation, particularly for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. She has experience in all stages of patent litigation, representing clients from the pre-litigation stage through trial in several district courts and appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to her intellectual property practice, Ms. Fry is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Fry served as a law clerk to Judge Kara F. Stoll of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Claire C. Cecchi of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She also worked at an international law firm where she represented clients on IP litigation matters.

Ms. Fry earned her JD from Columbia Law School, where she served as managing editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. She also holds a BA in Biology from Harvard College.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2012
  • BA in Biology, Harvard College, 2009
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July 29, 2022 Our Work

Federal Circuit Upholds Invalidation Of Kidney Test Patents

The Federal Circuit on Monday refused to undo a lower court's finding that three Stanford University patents licensed to a developer of commercial tests for kidney transplant rejections were invalid, saying they are directed toward natural phenomena.