Professional Biography
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Gabrielle E. Bina Senior Counsel

  • Madison

    D +1.608.663.7460

    F +1.608.663.7499


    33 East Main Street, Suite 201

    Madison, WI 53703-3095




Litigator Gabrielle Bina focuses her practice on intellectual property disputes, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation and appeals. She represents patent holders and accused infringers in disputes covering a wide range of technology, including medical devices, microprocessors, consumer products and biotechnology. While she has litigated cases in numerous major patent litigation dockets, she has particular depth in trying cases in the “rocket docket” Western District of Wisconsin, where she was previously an intern.

Experienced in all stages of litigation, from conducting discovery to trial and appeal, Gabrielle has an extensive background in drafting motions to dismiss, infringement and invalidity contentions, claim construction and summary judgment briefs, pre-trial and post-trial briefs, and appellate pleadings.

In addition to her patent litigation practice, Gabrielle has litigated complex commercial matters involving claims of trade dress infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and unfair competition. Gabrielle also has experience working with universities and technology transfer offices in patent infringement and licensing disputes. Additionally, she counsels her clients on responding to subpoenas, e-discovery issues and litigation readiness initiatives.

Gabrielle devotes substantial time to pro bono matters, including representation of an inmate on Georgia’s death row in federal habeas corpus proceedings for more than fifteen years. Gabrielle also had an opportunity to brief and argue education law issues in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as an amicus appointed by that court.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Wisconsin Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013, 2018

Professional Leadership

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section

Related Employment

  • Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe LLP, Madison, WI, Law Clerk, 2001, 2002; Associate, 2002 - 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Intern for The Hon. Barbara Crabb, 2001
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C., Summer Associate, 2001
  • Foley and Lardner LLP, Madison, WI, Summer Associate, 2000, 2001
  • Law Office of Susan B. King, Madison, WI, Legal Assistant, 1999





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002, Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
  • Beloit College, B.A., Classics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998