Katie Atkinson is an associate in Kirkland’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in London.

Katie has experience of complex patent litigation before the High Court and the UK Supreme Court. Katie has an academic background in materials science and previously worked as an engineer in the automotive industry.


Thought Leadership


“Autonomous cars: A driving force for change in motor liability and insurance,” SCRIPTed - A Journal of Law, Technology and Society, Winter 2019

“What impact will the introduction of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court have on life sciences companies and how should they prepare?” Bio-Science Law Review, 2018


Listed in the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’ by the Women’s Engineering Society in association with The Telegraph in 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Registered as Chartered Engineer

Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • French


  • BPP Law School, LondonLL.M., Legal PracticeDistinction2017
  • BPP Law School, LondonGraduate Diploma in LawCommendation2016
  • University of CambridgePh.D., Engineering2014
  • University of CambridgeM.Sc., Experimental and Theoretical Physics2009
    Year abroad, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007–2008