Karen J.S. Fouts, Partner

Karen Fouts is a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney and has been practicing law since 1999. Her current practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, primarily in the mechanical arts. Karen is also an experienced intellectual property litigator, having represented clients throughout her career in all phases of complex intellectual property matters in federal courts throughout the United States, including appeals in patent litigation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Examples of matters that Karen has handled include:

Represented plaintiff in copyright infringement suit in District of Arizona against software development company. Obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction following evidentiary hearings.Represented defendant in patent infringement suit in District of Nevada brought by design company. Defeated motion for summary judgment of infringement, leading to settlement of all claims.

Represented defendants in trademark infringement lawsuit brought by professional sports leagues in Southern District of New York. Case resulted in pre-trial settlement.

Represented defendant in patent infringement action in Eastern District of Texas relating to telecommunications equipment and involving multiple defendants. Case resulted in pre-trial settlement.

Represented defendant in patent infringement action in District of Nevada relating to electronic gaming devices. Prevailed on motion for summary judgment of non-infringement. Represented defendant in trade dress infringement action in District of Minnesota relating to electronic cigarettes. Case resulted in pre-trial settlement. Karen has also represented clients before the former Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, and in arbitration proceedings.