Karen Henckel specializes in patent preparation and prosecution in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. Karen also counsels clients in other areas of intellectual property law including opinions, agreements, and licensing. She received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington and a J.D. from Arizona State University.
Arizona State University -
Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law
University of Washington
Karen has over ten years of experience procuring patents in a wide variety of technologies including semiconductor processing and packaging, MEMS, test equipment, wind energy, communication devices, and medical devices. Karen understands the needs of in-house counsel having worked in the legal department of a large corporation during law school. Prior to her legal training, Karen was a Sr. Semiconductor Process Engineer and held internship positions in the medical field and bicycle industry.
Karen is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the King County Bar Association.