Catherine S. Yao
Counsel, Corporate Department
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Catherine is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, where she advises and assists clients with protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. Her practice spans a wide range of intellectual property-related issues, with particular experience around patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, ownership and transfer of rights, and domain name and other intellectual property disputes. She is a registered patent attorney, licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Catherine received her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, where she also completed the Intellectual Property Certificate program. She received her B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Biotechnology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch (Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law), 2021 – present