Carol provides guidance on the protection of intellectual property to clients that include major defense contractors and market leaders in global communications, consumer goods and network/software solutions.
As an attorney with a degree in electrical engineering, she is adept at handling all stages of patent work — application preparation and prosecution — related to software, electronic and mechanical innovative ideas or inventions. She also handles patent search studies, infringement studies, patentability or (in)validity studies and freedom-to-operate studies.
Her areas of patent experience include, but are not limited to:
- artificial intelligence
- unmanned vehicles
- children toys
- animal care products
- biometric systems
- black boxes
- business and Internet methods
- computer software and hardware
- consumer electronics
- data security software
- digital and analog electronic circuits
- document handling systems
- electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems
- home automation systems
- integrated circuits
- mechanical devices (e.g., deployable antennas, robotic systems)
- medical devices
- micro-electromechanical systems
- radio frequency devices
- robotic control systems
- satellite imagery
- terrestrial-based and space-based communications systems
- wireless telecommunications
Carol also has experience handling trademark and copyright registrations. She has experience reviewing, revising and/or drafting various types of agreements (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, assignment agreements and consulting agreements).
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Carol was an associate with Darby & Darby where she handled patent and trademark prosecution matters, as well as patent search and freedom-to-operate studies.
Before law school, Carol worked as an associate test engineer at Vicor Corporation in Andover, MA, designing and maintaining test equipment for module power supplies.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Carol is Chair of the Women in IP Law Outreach Subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (“AIPLA”), as well as the founder and co-chair of AIPLA Cares Women In IP National Community Service Event. The Outreach Subcommittee is responsible for planning many events, including the Delegation Events, the Global Networking Event, the National Community Service Event, and the three yearly Breakfast Programs. The Delegation Events provide AIPLA members with unique opportunities during AIPLA’s IP Practice Committees’ yearly international trips to meet and network with women practicing IP abroad. The Delegation Events have included: a Women IP Practitioner Networking Breakfast in Israel; Diversity Breakfasts in London, United Kingdom; Cocktail Receptions in Paris, France; Networking Events in Munich, Germany; Women’s Breakfasts in Milan, Italy; and a Networking Event in Japan.
Additionally, Carol was a co-chair of the 2014 and 2015 AIPLA Women In Intellectual Property Global networking events. As co-chair, Carol acquired hosts for U.S. and non-U.S. cities in which the events were to be held, as well as organized the entire events. The 2014 and 2015 events marked historic expansions for AIPLA and were resounding successes. In the 2014, the event was held across more than 50 sites throughout the world including in Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. In 2015, the event was held at 64 locations in 19 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Scotland and Sweden. The events offered hundreds of women in IP the opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships among business women in their respective geographic regions. The 2014 and 2015 events featured a significant increase from past years in the total number of locations at which the event was held.
Carol also personally hosted and organized the 2013 and 2014 AIPLA Women in IP networking events in the firm’s West Palm Beach office.
Notably, Carol is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (“DAR”) - Palm Beach Chapter and serves on the DAR Scholarship Committee. The DAR, founded in 1890, is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization that consists of nearly 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Members honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world. In this regard, the DAR promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation.
A dedicated supporter of entrepreneurs, Carol was a Florida Atlantic University (“FAU”) Entrepreneur Attorney in Residence Mentor for a number of years, volunteering to provide one-on-one mentoring to FAU students, faculty, alumni and FAU Business Plan competitors on intellectual property and engineering design matters. Carol was also a sponsor of the 2013 Business Plan Competition for FAU.
Honors & Awards
- Recipient of the 2015 Project Award for outstanding and devoted service to the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
- Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in The Law & Ethics of Lawyering
- Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in UCC Negotiable Instruments
- Golden Key National Honor Society