Gabrielle LaHatte represents market-leading life sciences and high-technology companies in patent litigation matters of first impression.

Ms. LaHatte leverages extensive technical acumen across disciplines to help clients navigate litigation before the federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and in appeals before the Federal Circuit involving complex technologies, including:

  • Biologics
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical devices
  • Voice codecs
  • Vehicle control systems
  • Telecommunications

She evaluates the merits of clients’ global intellectual property portfolios and crafts out-of-the-box strategies to guide clients to secure favorable outcomes, both before and following trial. Ms. LaHatte collaborates with witnesses, including inventors, to distill complex technical topics into compelling courtroom narrative.

Ms. LaHatte maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising on matters involving immigration and veterans’ benefits.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. LaHatte served as a law clerk to Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and chief staff attorney and law clerk for Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Before her clerkships, she prosecuted biotechnology and mechanical patents at a regional intellectual property boutique after pursuing a dual degree program for her JD and masters in biochemistry.

Ms. LaHatte serves as a member of the Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Planning Committee and the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s model jury instruction subcommittee, and she frequently serves on panels regarding patent litigation. She is also a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Inn of Court.






Publications and Presentations

  • Anti-Trust Implications on the Enforcement of Patents. Rock-Paper-Scissors, When Can a Statutory Prohibition Trump a Constitutionally Granted Monopoly?, 2019 Eastern District of Texas Bench & Bar Conference, Panelist
  • Managing Parallel District Court and PTAB Proceedings, 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench & Bar Conference, Panel Coordinator
  • Gabrielle LaHatte et. al., Considerations for the Commercialization of Medical Devices: The Changing Legal Landscape, Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma (Dr. Ike Ahmed et al. eds., 2014).
  • Gabrielle LaHatte, Reverse Payments: When the Federal Trade Commission Can Attack the Validity of Underlying Patents, 2 J. LAW, TECH. & INTERNET 37 (2011).
  • Manfre AJ, LaHatte G, Climer CR and Marcotte Jr, WR. (2008) “Seed dehydration and the establishment of desiccation tolerance during seed maturation is altered in the Arabidopsis thaliana mutant atem6-1,” Plant & Cell Physiol. 50: 243-253.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Oregon


  • JD, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2012
    cum laude
  • MS in Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 2012
    cum laude
  • BS in Biochemistry, Clemson University, 2007
    magna cum laude