Karin structures and negotiates both simple and sophisticated business transactions, with a focus on transactions that monetize or depend on intellectual property.
She serves high-tech, software, cloud services, medical device and life science companies, individual inventors, and non-profit research organizations, including universities, foundations and academic medical centers.
Karin helps clients develop ideas into products, structure and enter into strategic alliances and collaborations, and optimize product sales and distribution. By protecting and monetizing their intellectual property (including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets) these clients earn revenue from pharmaceutical, consumer and agricultural products, medical devices, software and services.
She also helps research organizations and academic medical centers in specialized and sophisticated transactions with industry partners involving translational research, clinical trials, sponsored research, data use, material transfer, and creation of bio-specimen repositories.
Karin has a direct, strategic approach to resolving her clients’ challenges. She draws on her skills and experiences honed through almost a dozen years of private legal practice, as well as her 10 years as in-house counsel at MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. Her transactions include multi-million dollar deals, including cross-border matters, as well as the essential everyday deals that keep a client in business.
Karin frequently speaks on licensing and collaborations and has presented at meetings for the Licensing Executives Society, the Association of University and Technology Managers, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices, and the American Conference Institute. She has also been a guest lecturer on intellectual property and licensing at Suffolk University Law School and the Brandeis International Business School.