Karl Fink (Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP) will be on campus today as part of our IP Practitioner-in-Residence program. In addition to attending IP classes, Mr. Fink will be giving a lunch talk at noon and will be available for informal meetings with students throughout the day in the Faculty Study.
Karl R. Fink has been a partner at Fitch Even since 1995. His practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation, creation, management, enforcement and licensing, with particular emphasis on patent litigation. Karl has been a full-time first-chair trial lawyer since 1981, handling hundreds of lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country, both at trial and on appeal. He represents numerous public and privately held companies, ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Clients have sought Karl's counsel in a wide variety of intellectual property, commercial, and tort litigations. He has served as lead trial counsel for patent, trademark, unfair competition, copyright, and trade secret actions and has handled patent infringement actions, both on the plaintiff's side and the defendant's side. Karl handles alternative-fee and contingent-fee actions, as well as traditional hourly fee matters.
Karl has played a leading role in numerous successful patent enforcement and licensing campaigns on behalf of the firm's clients. Clients also rely on Karl for advice regarding infringement, validity and patentability opinions, IP valuation, joint ventures, IP licensing, and other related business decisions.
Karl previously served as Fitch Even's Managing Partner and is currently a member of the firm's Executive Committee.