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Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat.

Associate


Karla I. Arias, D.Sc., focuses her practice on patent and trade secret litigation and prosecuting patents for chemical and pharmaceutical clients. 

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Karla was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, where her research focused on 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.

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

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) Fellow

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Practices

Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual Property

Patent Prosecution

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Industries

Life Sciences

  • 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.
  • Secured a significant victory (a preliminary injunction against patent infringement through trial) on behalf of Lonza Walkersville, Inc. against Israel-based Adva Biotechnology Ltd. in a case involving point-of-care cell-therapy technology.
LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Secures Preliminary Injunction for Lonza in Ground-Breaking Cell Therapy Patent Infringement Case (January 27, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"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)
Press Coverage
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)
Press Coverage
PureShield And ViaClean Technologies File Suit Against Allied BioScience For Patent Infringement, False Advertising, Unfair Competition & Tortious Interference PR Newswire (September 30, 2020)
Press Coverage
PureShield Says Allied Bio Coronavirus Disinfectant Infringes Law360 (September 29, 2020)
Press Coverage
"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: Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino, David (Dj) Wolff, Eduardo Mathison, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat.
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: Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino, Eduardo Mathison, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat.
Client Alert / Newsletter

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