Karissa Blyth advises clients on patent litigation, licensing, counseling and prosecution matters. She also assists with patent portfolio management and has experience with patent, copyright and trade secret litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions, claim construction briefs, and invalidity and non-infringement contentions, and preparing for and defending depositions. Karissa’s experience also includes drafting petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Karissa counsels clients across a variety of industries, including chemical, consumer products, mechanical and life sciences (biotech and medical devices). She also prepares patent applications and provides patentability, invalidity and non-infringement opinions.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Karissa served as an associate in the intellectual property litigation group of an international law firm. Karissa is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.