Karen B. Tripp
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Intellectual Property; Patents; Trademarks; Copyrights
1981, Texas; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1994, U.S. Supreme Court; 1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
University of Alabama, J.D.
Houston, Federal Circuit and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Houston Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Phi Alpha Delta. Executive Editor, Journal of the Legal Profession, 1980-1981. Editor: Intellectual Property Law Review, The Thomson West Group, New York, 1995-2007. Editor: Patent Law Review , Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2010; Editor: Intellectual Property Law Review , Thomson Reuters, 2007-2012; Editor: [Italics on] Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook , Thomson Reuters, 2007-2012; Summer Law Clerk to Chief Justice, C.C. “Bo” Torbert, Alabama Supreme Court, 1980. Law Clerk, Espy, Nettles and Scogin, P.C., 1979-1981. Author: “Correcting Common Client Misconceptions About Protecting Trademarks,” Executive Legal Advisor, May-June 2007; “To Traverse or Not to Traverse-Consequences of Restriction Requirements in United States Patent Practice,” 2 (1) The Patent Journal 10-14, Aspen Publishers, Oct. 2002; “Copyrights Where You Least Expect Them,” Seventeenth Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law, Sept. 26-28, 2001; “Internet Update,” State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Institute, Austin Texas, March 5-6, 1999. Author: “What Lawyers Can Copy in Daily Practice, Including the Law,” State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law CLE, Austin, Texas, March 6-7, 2003; “Copyrighting the Law, Not!” The IP Litigator 1-6, Aspen Publishers, January 2003; “Patents & Trade Secrets,” ASMG International Energy Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, 1999. Speaker: “Efforts to Copyright the Law, Recipes and Other Tales Relating to How Far Some Attempt to Take Copyright,” Intellectual Property – A Means for Worldwide Protection Conference, Center for International Legal Studies, Sunshine Coast, Australia, Oct. 20, 2004; “U.S. and Foreign Patents,” ETCE/OMAE 2000 Joint Conference, ASME International, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14-17, 2000. Program Chair, Sixteenth Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law, 2000.
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, September 2, 1955