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Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat.

Associate

karias@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2899
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Dr. Karla I. Arias is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group in Crowell & Moring's Washington D.C. office.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Karla worked at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Green Science as a Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow investigating the degradation of endocrine-disrupting contaminants in water and the formation and reactivity of iron complexes. 

Karla received her doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Zurich, where her research focused on the synthesis of supramolecular architectures and the study of fluorescent and phosphorescent properties of supramolecular building blocks. In addition, Karla holds a M.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Zurich, focusing on organic chemistry, and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.  

Karla has focused on patent prosecution and has used her scientific background to provide technical analysis in support of patent counseling, opinion work, and litigation for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. 

Representative Engagements

  • Waters Tech., Inc. & Waters Corp., Inc. v. Agilent Techs., Inc., No. 18-1450-MN (D. Del.) – Representing Agilent in a patent infringement suit on N-glycan labeling reagent.

Education

  • University of California, San Diego, B.S. chemistry (2004)
  • University of Zurich, M.Sc. chemistry (2006)
  • University of Zurich, Dr. sc. nat. organic chemistry (2011)
  • George Mason University, J.D. (2018)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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"Risk Allocation For Drug And Device Cos. And Their Suppliers," Law360 (February 12, 2021). Authors: Hilary Johnson, Karla I. Arias, and Emily Tucker.
Publication
ViaClean Technologies & PureShield File Suit Against Novalent, Ltd., & Inhold, LLC For Breach Of Contract, Fraud, Unfair Competition And Deceptive Trade Practices iCrowdNewswire (November 20, 2020)
Media Mentions
ViaClean Technologies & PureShield File Suit Against Novalent, Ltd., & Inhold, LLC For Breach Of Contract, Fraud, Unfair Competition And Deceptive Trade Practices PR Newswire (November 17, 2020)
Media Mentions
PureShield And ViaClean Technologies File Suit Against Allied BioScience For Patent Infringement, False Advertising, Unfair Competition & Tortious Interference PR Newswire (September 30, 2020)
Media Mentions
PureShield Says Allied Bio Coronavirus Disinfectant Infringes Law360 (September 29, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Speeding Up Access to Important Treatments: The USPTO’s COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program," IP Insights (May 28, 2020). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat.
Client Alert / Newsletter
"COVID-19: The Latin America Perspective (Special Edition) – Venezuela," International Dispute Resolution Alert (May 4, 2020). Contacts: Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino, David (Dj) Wolff, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat., Eduardo Mathison
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Federal Circuit Feels the Beating of a Heart: CardioNet v. InfoBionic," IP Insights (April 23, 2020). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat.
Client Alert / Newsletter
"COVID-19: The Latin America Perspective II – Argentina and Peru," International Dispute Resolution Alert (April 22, 2020). Contacts: Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat., Eduardo Mathison
Client Alert / Newsletter
"COVID-19: The Latin America Perspective," International Dispute Resolution Alert (April 9, 2020). Contacts: Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat., Eduardo Mathison, Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino
Client Alert / Newsletter

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