Kathi Cover

East Coast Chapter Co-Chair
Vice President – Intellectual Property and Assistant General Counsel for DTS, Inc.

Kathi Cover is Vice President – Intellectual Property and Assistant General Counsel for DTS, Inc. (formerly iBiquity Digital Corporation). DTS is dedicated to making the world sound better, through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema and beyond. In 2015, DTS acquired iBiquity, the developer of HD Radio™ technology for digital AM and FM radio. Ms. Cover has been instrumental in building the HD Radio intellectual property portfolio over the past ten years and contributing to the successful licensing strategy of the business. In her role as Vice President of Intellectual Property for iBiquity and now DTS, Ms. Cover is responsible for all aspects of intellectual property, including protection, strategy, counseling and litigation. She has also worked on privacy issues and export controls.


Prior to joining DTS/iBiquity, Ms. Cover was an associate at Sidley Austin, in both the Dallas and Washington, DC offices. While she experienced a broad range of intellectual property issues during her time as a junior associate, her practice evolved to focus primarily on patent infringement litigation and appellate work. Two of her favorite years as a young lawyer were spent clerking for Chief Judge Sharon Prost when she first joined the Federal Circuit. Ms. Cover has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin.


Ms. Cover lives on a farm in Central Maryland with her horse and two Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs. When she is not tending to the land and animals, she enjoys swimming, biking and running. Ms. Cover has completed five Iron Man distance triathlons, a 50K trail marathon, and numerous other races of varying terrains and distances.