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Karén is an intellectual property attorney with a passion for technology and innovation. He has worked in the IT field as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he specialized in electronic and electro-mechanical devices. Karén zealously helps clients protect their intellectual property and overcome their business hurdles.
Although Karén drafts and prosecutes patent applications across a wide range of technologies and fields, he focuses on electrical, electro-mechanical and computer-related technologies, including Wi-Fi, 5G, telecommunications, IoT, smart devices, artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, cloud computing, signals processing, visual and voice recognition, wireless communications, semiconductor manufacturing/processing, cybersecurity, video games, and networking.
He counsels clients on patentability, infringement, and liability issues and helps clients develop successful patenting and patent portfolio management strategies. Karén is experienced in devising approaches for overcoming subject matter eligibility rejections (commonly referred to as Alice rejections or § 101 rejections [35 USC § 101]) and prosecuting applications to allowance. He also has experience in appeals before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board, unfair competition and patent infringement ITC complaints, and patent family prosecution in foreign jurisdictions.
In addition, Karén has drafted and negotiated nondisclosure, confidentiality, and information sharing agreements in the context of private equity and investment transactions. He also has experience with prosecuting trademark applications as well as drafting terms of service and privacy policies.
Karén is fluent in Russian and Armenian and briefly served as a court interpreter in those languages. He is conversant in Spanish, Ukrainian, and Turkish.