Catherine Ashley Straight was a founding member of the Law Firm of Hodgson & Straight, in Sacramento, California, from 1985 to 2003. In January of 2004, Ms. Straight established her new law practice in the downtown Sacramento area in order to concentrate her practice in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, including Patent, Trademark and Copyright, and Real Property Law. Property Law of all types continues to be Ms. Straight's passion.
Practice in Federal and State Courts - both Local and Appellate Courts Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Federal Court Litigation: Including, patent infringement and licensing; trademark infringement, trade dress, and unfair competition; copyright infringement; and breach of contract State Court Litigation: Real Property damage and specific performance actions, real property partition actions, slander of title, quiet title, eminent domain, real estate broker liability, contractor liability, commercial landlord-tenant disputes and unlawful detainer; General Business breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership and corporate disputes, and corporate and partnership dissolution actions.
Transactional Experience Registered Patent Attorney. Utility and Design Patent Applications, Prosecution, and Patent Maintenance. Federal and State Trademark and Service Mark Applications, Registrations and Renewals. Copyright Registrations. Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing Documents Patent and Trademark Licensing Agreements Formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships Transfers and Sales of Interests in Corporate and Other Entities
Admissions To Practice And Memberships California State Bar Patent Attorney United States Patent and Trademark Office United States District Courts: Eastern District of California; Northern District of California; Central District of California United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit American Intellectual Property Law Association
Legal Education And Honors Juris Doctor with Distinction Conferred 1985 University of the Pacific • McGeorge School of Law Order of the Coif Class Standing 7th Dean's Honor Roll for 3 years Traynor Society Member American Jurisprudence Award-Real Property Prentice Hall Award Outstanding Tax Student Institute International and Comparative Law •Paris, France through the University of California at San Diego Law School
Undergraduate Education Bachelors Degree with Honors in Biological Sciences with Minors in Chemistry and Mathematics Bachelors Degree with Honors in Government California State University at Sacramento, California