Overview

Kara is an Associate in the litigation practice group. Kara is an experienced patent litigator who has represented clients at the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice includes:

  • Complex commercial litigation with a focus on patent and trademark infringement.
  • Assisting with Patent Trial and Appeal Board Procedures including interferences, reexamination proceedings, inter partes reviews (IPR), post-grant reviews, ex parte appeals, and other proceedings before the PTAB.
  • Guiding innovative companies through the intricacies of patent invalidation challenges and litigation disputes with an emphasis on portfolio monetization.

Experience

Kara is particularly experienced in handling all aspects of pre-trial litigation in patent and trade secret infringement cases, including pre-suit diligence; developing infringement, invalidity, damages, domestic industry positions, and public interest positions; drafting and responding to pleadings, briefs, and motions; drafting expert reports; and handling fact and expert depositions in ITC investigations and District Court matters. At the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, she has drafted appeals of inter partes review cases from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice also encompasses trademark and copyright due diligence.

Kara’s areas of technical experience include semiconductor manufacturing, integrated circuits, wind turbine generators, magnets, LCDs, software, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and antibodies. In addition, Kara has significant experience in evaluating patent portfolios and advising clients on strategic monetization and global enforcement opportunities.

Kara maintains an active pro bono practice, having drafted asylum applications and prepared clients for affirmative asylum interviews. During law school, she was the publications editor for the Northeastern University Law Review, a teaching assistant for Torts, and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable George A. O’Toole of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.