Law School: Indiana University School of Law, cum laude
College: Bowling Green State University, B.S., chemistry, cum laude, minor in biology
Karen Dow passed the Certified Licensing Professional Exam. The CLP exam is a voluntary exam to show one is committed to the professional development and higher standards of practice. The CLP credential acknowledges that one is experienced, proficient, and knowledgeable in the licensing and commercialization of intellectual property.
Dow’s practice includes all phases of patent prosecution, including preparing and prosecuting original patent applications and reissue applications for both domestic and foreign companies. She possesses extensive experience in intellectual property transactions such as licensing, collaboration, research, and other types of agreements, and due diligence investigations. Dow practices in the chemical and biotechnological arts, particularly in the areas of immunology (especially antibodies and vaccines), molecular biology, stem cells, bioinformatics, bioarray technology, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and organic chemistry.
Dow has a diversity of experience and skills in her practice that permit clients and colleagues to rely on her judgment and knowledge. She has presented sessions through Connect on the America Invents Act, is a Connect board member, chair of the UCSD Library Advisory Board, and a multiple Athena Pinnacle Award nominee, who routinely mentors attorneys and agents, especially women. Further, she was a faculty presenter for the Licensing Executive Society Master class, and has taught intellectual property classes for the executive MBA program at SDSU. She is also a member of ABA, AIPLA and SDIPLA.