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Karen J. Wang
“I believe in the value of innovation, and take pride in helping our clients achieve the full potential of their intellectual assets.”

Karen J. WangPartner

San Diego
12707 High Bluff Drive
Suite 330
San Diego, CA 92130VCard
312.577.7007 fax
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J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2007
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004


Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

CaliforniaU.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Karen J. Wang focuses her IP law practice on patent preparation and prosecution, post-issuance proceedings, patent appeals, and patent portfolio development and management. She has worked with clients ranging from multinational tech companies to midsized and small companies and individual inventors. Karen regularly collaborates with foreign counsel in prosecuting foreign applications and domestic applications for global clients. Her experience also extends to product clearance analysis and trademark registration matters.

With her strong electrical engineering background, Karen is particularly qualified to counsel clients involved in these industries and technologies:  

  • Analog and digital circuits
  • Network systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Display devices
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Optical instruments
  • Biomedical devices
  • Telecommunication systems
  • Data storage devices
  • Software applications
  • E-commerce and retail logistics
  • Flight systems
  • Autonomous machines and vehicles
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing machineries
  • Consumer electronics
  • Irrigation and agriculture systems
  • Electronic entertainment systems
  • Virtual and augmented reality systems

Prior to joining Fitch Even’s San Diego office, Karen practiced IP law for several years at the Silicon Valley offices of a large international corporate law firm. While attending law school, she served as an intern to Judge Mary Milloy, federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Karen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

Google Inc. and Apple Inc. v. ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. (PTAB 2015). Member of the team that represented ContentGuard in 35 inter partes review and covered business method proceedings. After submission of patent owner preliminary responses, obtained PTAB decisions denying institution of trial in all but one proceeding.

Represents multinational retail corporation in the expansion and development of an industry-leading patent portfolio.

Represented a top defense industry company in complex inter partes reexamination proceedings involving multiple petitions and appeals. Obtained favorable outcomes for all challenged patents.

Prepared and prosecuted patents for several divisions of a leading multinational technology company.

Successfully procured client’s trademark registration through cancellation proceeding.


  • “The Better Part of Valor? Discretionary Institution in PTAB Proceedings,” Fitch Even Webinar, with David A. Gosse, June 30, 2021.
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association

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