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Karima Gulick

Karima Gulick

Gulick Law
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
  • California
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Karima is an intellectual property lawyer and registered patent attorney. Karima litigates and helps clients obtain patents and trademarks in diverse industries. She helps business owners build, strengthen, and protect their brands and ideas. She has experience in all areas of intellectual property law including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain name disputes, and eBay disputes. Karima brings a unique perspective to intellectual property issues drawing on years of engineering and managerial experience.

Need help protecting or enforcing your ideas? Contact us at 949-429-0212 or email karima@kgulick.com

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer complimentary 20 minute Strategy Sessions.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • Arabic: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Intellectual Property Attorney
Gulick Law
- Current
Intellectual Property Clerk
Law office of LN Ginsberg
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Sr. Systems Engineer
Rockwell Collins
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Education
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
J.D. (2015)
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Hamline University
Certificate (2015) | International Business Negotiations
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S. (2008) | Aerospace Engineering
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Awards
Dean's List
Western State University College of Law
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association
Attorney member
Current
American Intellectual Property Association
Member
Current
State Bar of California # 309761
Member
Current
International Trademark Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Intellectual Property Guide for Savvy Entrepreneurs
Speaking Engagements
Law Practice Management, Irvine, CA
Western State University College of Law
Certifications
International Business Negotiations
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Patent and Trademark lawyer
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Legal Answers
31 Questions Answered

Q. If I have a one of a kind bath toy manufactured will it be hard to obtain a patent
A: It really depends on what your toy looks like and how new and unique it is. You may be able to cover the functionality of the toy by means of a utility patent and protect the look and feel of the toy by means of a design patent. You should definitely seek patent legal counsel for this.
Q. Tracking patent application after changing jobs
A: As Attorney Mlynek mentioned, patents are published within 18-months unless the applicant requests a non-publication, in which case, the application won't publish until it's issued. Another way to look for the application on Public Pair (http://appft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html) would be to look under your name as the inventor to make sure you have the right application number.
Q. Good evening, I need some help to know if I can challenge a alleged patent infringement. Can someone help? Thanks
A: When receiving a patent infringement letter, you should assess the claim and do what we call an infringement analysis analyzing the cited patents and your work. As Mr. Flynn says, this is not something that you should handle yourself and should hire a patent professional to help with this.
Q. Can I patent a slide on golf glove? No velcro, elastic band at the wrist that expands/retracts when removing.
A: It really depends on the improvement and changes you've made to the existing products. If your improvements or changes are novel and would not have been obvious to someone skilled in the art, then yes. As Mr. Mlynek suggests, if there are plenty of them out there, this might be an uphill battle. To make sure, I highly recommend you contact a patent professional to help you make that determination for your specific product.
Q. We are wanting to trademark a slogan for our company, "Handcrafted In the Name of Beer" but "In the Name of Beer"
A: This would most likely lead someone to confusion between the marks and as such, you should probably find a different name. As always, please read the disclaimers below.
Q. trade mark question
A: More details would be necessary to best answer your question.
Q. How do I know if I should file for a patent or go with the trade secret route instead?
A: It really depends on your business, invention, and product or process. There is no one size fits all answer for this. Is your intellectual property even patentable? Would you want to license it or keep everything in house?
Q. How can I make a patent if I am not a US citizen ?
A: You don’t need to be a US citizen or resident to file in the US. Talk to a US patent practitioner to help you with the actual drafting and filing of your patent.
Q. can I copy a patent after the 20 year period
A: In the United States, for utility patents filed on or after June 8, 1995, the term of the patent is 20 years from the earliest filing date of the application on which the patent was granted and any prior U.S. or Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications from which the patent claims priority. After those 20 years, their rights fall in public domain and you are free to use it. However, you should check and make sure you wouldn’t be infringing on any continuations, continuation in part, divisionals or other patents. While it might seem straightforward, if you’re planning on investing time and money on making these amplifiers, I highly recommend speaking with a patent professional to make sure you’re not infringing on anyone’s rights. The attorney can also help you design around what’s currently protected if needed.
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Gulick Law - Patents, Trademarks & Aviation Law
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Irvine, CA 92677
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Telephone: (949) 429-0212