Karen G. Potter is a patent attorney focusing her practice on aspects of intellectual property law in the biotechnology and life science fields, including patent preparation, prosecution, diligence and counseling of clients. She advocates for and counsels clients in patent strategy with a balanced and considered view of the patents laws in the United States and international jurisdictions. Her knowledge of patent systems, and her technical expertise in molecular and cell biology and immunology, enable her to quickly grasp complex technologies and propose patent strategies that are of value to clients. Potter represents small and midsize biotechnology companies and has contributed to the issuance of numerous patents in the United States and international jurisdictions on behalf of the clients she represents.
Potter is active in the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where she is a member of the biotechnology committee and active on various subcommittees. Potter also publishes on intellectual property-related issues that impact the biotechnology community.
As part of the national Street Law program, Potter led a team of attorneys/paralegals from McKenna, Long & Aldridge in educating students at Crawford High School about Trademark Law. At MLA, she helped organize a donation drive for Halloween costumes on behalf of students at Monarch School, a school dedicated to educating homeless youths. Potter also heads the associates committee in her office and serves on the firmwide associates committee. She actively participates in MLA’s San Diego/Orange County women’s steering committee.
Potter graduated magna cum laude from California Western School of Law in 2010, which she attended part-time while working full-time as a patent agent. She also is a Ph.D. scientist with a graduate degree from Duke University in cell and molecular biology, and has post-doctoral research experience from the La Jolla Institute for allergy and immunology. The results of her research have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has presented her results at national scientific meetings.
This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.
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|Nominations Open||September 15|
|Nominations Close||October 31|
|Nominees Published||November 12|
|Finalists Notified||November 14|
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