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Partner - Catherine F. Intravia

Catherine F. Intravia

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Catherine Intravia focuses her practice on strategic intellectual property counseling in a wide range of technology related fields including in the fields of software development and licensing and trademark licensing. Relying on her technical and analytical skill sets, Catherine assists in solving legal issues that involve intellectual property rights and licensing, cybersecurity and complex business disputes. Her experience includes technology protection and development and licensing agreements, trademark and copyright protection and licensing, confidentiality agreements, e-commerce and related internet issues, software licensing, and information governance. She regularly counsels clients on intellectual property protection and licensing matters and on matters related to information protection, privacy, and security and e-discovery and information retention and destruction policies. Leveraging her passion for technology, she understands the underlying issues and quickly evaluates the exposure in order to develop the best strategy for her clients.

She is also a member of the firm's Data Privacy and Protection Practice Group, where she focuses on information governance, including personal information privacy matters, data breach notification requirements, written information security programs, records retention policies, and compliance with federal laws, state laws and related implementing regulations' privacy and information security requirements.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Catherine worked for a multinational information technology company with responsibilities for technical marketing and installation of complex software and hardware systems in multinational accounts. Her previous technology business experience has influenced her ability to advise her clients as she understands their business on a deeper level. She uses her technical experience to provide sophisticated and tactical counsel. Clients rely on Catherine for her extensive experience with technology licensing and her success in using innovative tactics to enforce client rights. Her business and technology background are of particular value to her clients in the education, technology and business fields, including online businesses, software development, educational software licensing.  and manufacturing software licensing.

She frequently writes and lectures on intellectual property topics, including technology licensing issues; intellectual property protection and related privacy issues and compliance issues.

Catherine is active in the Connecticut Technology Council and is on the selection committee for the Women of Innovation event each year to recognize Connecticut’s top women in science and technology. She is a former co-leader of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Connecticut Knowledge Net which meets regularly to discuss current data privacy related issues and an IAPP Certified Privacy Professional. She is a member of the ABA-IP’s Committee on Software and Cloud Computing and the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Subcommittee on Limits on Rights.

Distinctions

  • CIPP, Certified International Privacy Professional
  • Abraham Smith Award for Outstanding Performance in Probate Law
  • Member, Western New England College Law Review

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Real Property Section; Intellectual Property Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Real Property Section; Intellectual Property Section, Computer Law Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Connecticut Technology Council
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • BioCT

Community Involvement

  • Fred D. Wish Volunteer Tutor Program
  • United Way Women’s Leadership Council

Online Contracting Model Development

Counseled client on development of online contracting model for service dealers.

Private Duty Technology License

Negotiation of private duty technology license for clinical healthcare organization.
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