Karen Kline practices in the area of intellectual property law, including trademark, patent and copyright procurement, enforcement and licensing, as well as IP litigation. Ms. Kline has counseled clients in all aspects of their domestic and international trademark portfolios and has extensive experience with trademark and copyright enforcement, including enforcement over the internet.
Ms. Kline has also authored and prosecuted patent applications in diverse technical areas, including medical equipment, communications, semiconductor devices, tool accessories, and food products.
Ms. Kline has also litigated issues of trademark, copyright and patent infringement and unfair competition in federal district courts, before the U.S. International Trade Commission and/or before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Ms. Kline also assists clients in technology-related transactional matters, including structuring, negotiating, drafting, implementing and providing legal advice regarding technology and brand licensing, development, consulting and service agreements.
In this respect, Ms. Kline has been involved in drafting and negotiating agreements directed to a range of intellectual property issues, including software licenses, patent and related know-how licenses, joint development, trademark licenses and publicity rights.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Kline worked for the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, where she coordinated with Institute program staff, principal investigators, and various research institutions to evaluate, award, and monitor research grant applications.
- Managed an international trademark portfolio with more than 1,000 domestic and foreign trademark matters for a food products company, specializing in snack foods, including strategic planning, trademark prosecution and enforcement.
- Regularly advised a consulting and industrial design company on drafting and negotiation of agreements concerning intellectual property development, ownership and licensing.
- Represented a software solutions company specializing in advanced network planning, management, design and the optimization of next-generation multi-layer networks, regarding intellectual property and source code software issues in a sale by reverse triangular merger.
- Represented a hospital during its negotiation of a software license agreement for an ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding software system with a leading vendor of healthcare software products.
- Represented a marketing executive during his negotiation of a professional services agreement with a patentee for exploitation of patents and royalty payment structure.
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2008
- The George Washington University, M.B.A., 2004
- University of Miami, B.S. Biology, 2000
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- The Florida Bar
- American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA)
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