Karen Kline practices in the area of intellectual property law, including trademark, patent and copyright procurement, enforcement and licensing. In particular, Ms. Kline 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 drafted and negotiated 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.
Ms. Kline has counseled clients in all aspects of their domestic and international intellectual property 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 various technical areas, including medical equipment, communications, semiconductor devices, tool accessories, and food products.
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.
Ms. Kline is a graduate, with honors, of the George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2008). Ms. Kline is also a graduate of the George Washington University (M.B.A., 2004) and the University of Miami (B.S., Biology, 2000).
Areas of Practice
- Intellectual Property
- Technology Transactions and Licensing
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida (APABA)
- National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
Honors and Awards
- The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, 2019
- Listed in Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2019
- Listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2018