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Karina Calliste

Technology Specialist, Patent Agent

Washington, D.C.
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About Karina

Karina Calliste is a technology specialist and patent agent in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson P.C. She currently serves as the chair of the Black legal staff affinity group (BlackFISH), and is committed to the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Her practice includes patent prosecution in the areas of electrical engineering, semiconductor processing and devices, software, and nanotechnology. In particular, Ms. Calliste’s practice emphasizes drafting patent applications and drafting office action responses, due diligence, and strategic patent portfolio development. Ms. Calliste’s practice also includes managing the patent portfolio for a startup company focused on social network security.

Ms. Calliste’s previous experience includes working as a summer research intern at Harvard University and Purdue University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a research assistant at the center for material research at Norfolk State University. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Calliste ​was a graduate research assistant at the Howard Nanoscale Facility at Howard University.​

Publications

Quoted, “Five ways IP firms furthered diversity and inclusion last year,” Managing Intellectual Property (January 18, 2021).

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Education

J.D. expected, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law (2022 )


M.S., Electrical Engineering, Howard University (2012)


B.S., Electronics Engineering, Norfolk State University (2008)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2017
Memberships & Affiliations

Black Law Student Association (BLSA), University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law.

Golden Key International Honor Society.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

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