- Automotive Practice
- Computer Science Practice
- Derivation Proceedings
- Design Patents Practice
- Due Diligence in IP Acquisitions
- Electrical Engineering Practice
- Ex Parte Reexaminations
- Foreign & PCT Patent Filing
- Inter Partes Review
- Invalidity Opinions
- IP Transactional
- Mechanical Engineering Practice
- Non-infringement Opinions
- Patent Landscaping and Risk Analysis
- Patent Reissue
- Patentability Opinions
- Post Grant Practice
- Post-Grant Review
- Product Clearance
- Right to Practice Opinions
- Strategic IP Portfolio Development and Management
- Technology Transfer
- Trade Secrets
- Transfers, Mergers, Acquisitions, Bankruptcies and Securitizations
- Utility, Design, and Plant Patent Filing with the USPTO
- Aerospace & Aeronautics
- Automotive Technology
- Computer Science & Software
- Electrical Engineering & Electronics
- Internet & E-Commerce
- Mechanical Engineering
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- IP Stars, 2021
- State of Illinois, 1987
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1988
- Not admitted in Texas
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, J.D., 1987
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, MBA, 1987
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1983
- Lecturer, MCCA Seminar on Advanced Licensing
- Lecturer, LES Seminar on Strategic IP Asset Management
Karl Vick has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in the global procurement, strategic planning, litigation and licensing of IP assets. He was a partner at two boutique IP firms in Chicago during the early part of his career. He then moved in-house and held positions of increasing responsibility with Ford, GE, Raytheon Company, and Cardinal Health. Karl was the Chief IP Counsel for Raytheon and the SVP & Chief IP Counsel for Cardinal Health. In his corporate roles, Karl integrated strategic IP management processes into existing business processes, developed processes to better identify high value innovations that support business objectives, and applied Six Sigma to various law functions. Karl has provided IP counsel in a wide range of industries and technologies, including general electronics, automobiles, healthcare, satellites, telecommunications, electromechanical controls, power generation and control, appliances and lighting. He has lectured on IP topics for LES, Law Seminars International, AIPLA, and the InsideLawyer SuperConference.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-present
Of Counsel, Muncy Geisler Olds & Lowe, Fairfax, Virginia, 2011-2012
Senior Vice President & Chief IP Counsel, Cardinal Health, Dublin, Ohio, 2007-2009
Chief IP Counsel, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, IP & Licensing, Raytheon Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2004-2007
Senior IP Counsel, GE Consumer & Industrial, Plainville, Connecticut, 2002-2004
Senior IP Counsel, Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Michigan, 2000-2002
Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, Chicago, Illinois, 1996-1999
Partner, Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione, Chicago Illinois, 1994-1996
Associate, Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione, Chicago Illinois, 1987-1993
PATENT TROUBLES – Does the Patent System Need Fixing? – Corporate Legal Times, June 2005
Cantor Colburn LLP is pursuing Mansfield Rule Certification, which aims to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership. The Mansfield Rule certification process takes place over 18 months and was created by Diversity Lab. “We are pursuing Mansfield Certification because Diversity Lab has shown this is an effective way for law firms to increase diversity in leadership,” said Phil Colburn, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn. “We are interested in measurable, concrete successes.”
- July 21, 2021
- March 3, 2021
Cantor Colburn Partner Karl Vick will be a panelist for the Lexology webinar, Discussing the IP Industry Outlook for the U.S. in 2021, on March 3, 2021. Using NovumIP's global IP industry benchmarking report released earlier this year as the discussion starting point, Karl and the other experts on the panel will delve into major themes including COVID-19 resiliency, adapting to industry consolidation, IP protection concerns, reconsidering IP strategy, communicating value, technology challenges and the role of IP service providers.
- May 12, 2020
Cantor Colburn partners and former in-house IP counsel Karl Barr and Karl Vick were panelists at the webinar, "Plan, Don't Panic! Effectively Managing Your Patent Portfolio," on May 7, 2020, presented by Novagraaf. Cedric Gaspoz, Managing Director IP Services Patent, and Maxime Goeman, Renewals & Support Services Manager, at Novagraaf joined Karl Barr and Karl Vick in a discussion of portfolio alignment, budget management, technology solutions and best practice tips for remotely managing portfolios.
- March 3, 2021online webinar
Cantor Colburn Partner Karl Vick will be a panelist for the Lexology webinar, Discussing the IP Industry Outlook for the U.S. in 2021, on March 3, 2021 at 1PM ET. Using NovumIP's global IP industry benchmarking report released earlier this year as the discussion starting point, Karl and the other experts on the panel will delve into major themes including COVID-19 resiliency, adapting to industry consolidation, IP protection concerns, reconsidering IP strategy, communicating value, technology challenges and the role of IP service providers.
- May 7, 2020
Cantor Colburn partners and former in-house IP counsel Karl Barr and Karl Vick will be panelists on a webinar, "Plan, Don't Panic! Effectively Managing Your Patent Portfolio," on May 7, at 9 AM EDT. The webinar on effective portfolio management is presented by Novagraaf. Portfolio alignment, budget management, best practice tips for remotely managing portfolios will be the focus of discussion.
- February 13, 2020Houston, Texas
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual HIPLA Judges Dinner to be held the evening of Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston.
- January 26, 2020Austin, Texas
Cantor Colburn will sponsor the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) 2020 Winter Meeting in Austin, January 26-29, 2020. ACPC is a membership association of Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of businesses operating in the United States. Partner Karl Vick will attend.
- March 22, 2019New York City
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's 97th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 22, 2019. The firm is a longtime sponsor of the Judges' Dinner.
- March 23, 2018New York City
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's 96th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 23, 2018. The firm is a longtime sponsor of the Judges' Dinner.
- January 21, 2018Palm Springs, California
Partner Karl Vick will attend the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) 2018 Winter Meeting in Palm Springs on January 21-24, 2018.
- October 4, 2017Houston, Texas
Cantor Colburn is sponsoring the 2nd Annual IP Strategy Summit: Houston on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Derek Hotel where partner Karl A. Vick will be a featured speaker.
- March 31, 2017New York, New York
- May 12, 2016Houston, Texas
- April 1, 2016New York, New York
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's 94th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on April 1, 2016. The firm is a longtime sponsor of the "Judges' Dinner" event.
- IPO Annual MeetingSeptember 15, 2013Boston, Massachusetts
- June 23, 2013Ashville, North Carolina
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Association of Chief Corp Patent Counsel
IP Law Association of Chicago
Illinois State Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Minority IP Scholarship Committee
Board Member, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, 1997-99
Selected to participate in the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Young Leader Training Program – held in France, Germany and Poland