Dynamic and energetic, Karen is passionate about working with Australian founders, startup and entrepreneurs to strategically protect, manage and get the best possible commercial return from their innovation.
Karen is a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney with long experience helping clients turn their IP into a working portfolio of assets which delivers commercial outcomes, enhances their competitive position in the market and which is aligned with the overall objectives of the business.
Karen has completed the AICD Company Directors Course and is also a Company Director. In 2016, Karen was a lead negotiator in the sale of an IP business into an ASX-listed vehicle. She has advised a number of clients in the IP aspects of capital raising, provides education to wide variety of industry organisations on IP, and is a mentor for the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM.
Karen works on a diverse range of startup and SME-owned global patent and trade mark portfolios for both Australian clients and global multinationals, particularly in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields given her technical qualifications in organic chemistry.