Annika Karlsson

Annika Karlsson
Keep your face toward the sunshine--and the shadows will fall behind you.
- Walt Whitman


Annika Karlsson helps strategically develop and manage intellectual property portfolios in a wide variety of technologies including medical devices, software, telecommunications, Internet
applications, electronics, satellite positioning systems, speech and voice technologies, and consumer goods.

Annika has experience in preparing and prosecuting both utility and design patent applications, conducting patent validity and infringement analyses, and analyzing intellectual property for corporate transactions, venture capital financings and settlements.

In addition to her patent prosecution-related work, Annika has patent litigation experience, including drafting motions in patent validity, patent infringement and patent licensing cases.

Annika has also advised clients on trademark-related matters, from trademark applications to protecting established trademarks from potential infringers.

Annika's graduate work at MIT included research on speech technology and acoustics. While at Cornell, Annika worked on image processing techniques for autoradiograph analysis, and neural networks for electrocardiogram classification. She also completed an engineering internship at Hewlett-Packard where she helped develop embedded system firmware for a network analyzer. During her academic career, Annika completed core coursework at Harvard Medical School as well as speech and hearing internships at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital.


JD, Duke University School of Law
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Health Sciences and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cornell University, Computer Science


State Bar of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office