- J.D., Seton Hall University Law School, cum laude, 2001;
B.S., Cornell University, with distinction, 1992.
- Admitted to the NJ bar in 2001 and the MA bar in 2007.
- Registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2002.
Karen practices in the areas of patent and trademark law. She has wide-ranging experience in worldwide patent procurement, opinion work and clearance studies, due diligence, and IP counseling in the fields of chemical engineering, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. She counsels clients in a range of technologies that have a variety of needs. She also is experienced in trademark procurement and counseling.
Karen is a managing member of Servilla Whitney. Prior to joining Servilla Whitney in 2006, Karen spent five years at a large patent boutique firm in Philadelphia, where she participated as an associate in patent application drafting and prosecution as well as litigation activities for patents and trademarks.
Throughout her career, she has counseled clients in technical areas such as chemical formulations, latex articles and processing, knitted products, personal products, air pollution catalysts, synthetic lubricants, water filtration devices, medical devices, drug delivery devices, small molecule pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, contact lenses, and glasses.
As a patent holder with experience as a chemical engineer in both research and manufacturing environments, Karen easily relates to inventors and technical personnel. Out of college, she worked in a laboratory for Mobil where she worked on clean fuel technologies for about a year. After that, she spent five years in a manufacturing facility making synthetic oils, where she was a plant engineer, quality control supervisor, and a technology transfer engineer. While in law school, she concentrated on intellectual property and was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review.
Karen is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is also a member of the bars of New Jersey and Massachusetts.
In her community, Karen is active as a school board member and town volunteer. She enjoys golfing, nature walks, bike riding, reading, and going to baseball games with her family.