As an electrical engineer and registered patent attorney, Judy Carlson has a complete set of skills for assisting clients with the development and management of patent portfolios covering electronics, software, and information technology. She has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for complex technologies in the United States and throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, and Australia. Based on her extensive knowledge of patent prosecution and patent enforcement and defense, Judy's clients benefit from the well-rounded perspective and smart, strategic advice she provides.
Judy is also experienced in preparing patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions and regularly advises clients on freedom to operate issues. She also drafts and negotiates intellectual property agreements and conducts intellectual property due diligence in M&A transactions. Judy has been involved in a variety of patent litigation matters, in which her patent prosecution experience and technical knowledge have been critical to favorable outcomes.
Judy is a frequent contributor to the firm’s E-Alert publication series, writing a number of IP-related articles on patent law developments in the software area, including: