Karl W. Kowallis is an associate in our New York Office. His practice includes patent litigation, data privacy, software patents, and software copyright.
As a litigator Karl has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement litigation. Karl represented parties in Delaware, Texas, and Pennsylvania District Courts. He has also represented a complainant in a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission and has defended patents in IPR proceedings before the United States Patent Office.
During law school Karl was a member of the school’s Law & Entrepreneur Clinic where he drafted patent applications, prepared trademark applications, and drafted employment agreements. Karl was a member of BYU’s national moot court competition, making it to the finals of the regional competition. He had previously won both the 1L and 2L competitions at BYU’s law school.
Prior to law school, Karl was a computer security analyst for the federal government, using his expertise to write assessments and brief US policymakers and the US cyber defense community. Karl initiated a government wide Data Analytics Conference, which he hosted and emceed for six years. Karl’s final government position was the senior advisor for data analytics where he provided executive oversight on government wide data analysis projects. For one of his initiatives, he formed and led a collaborative team to integrate data between agencies.
Extern for the Honorable Kent J. Dawson, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada (Summer 2017)
- Not So Obvious After All: PTAB Lacked Evidence to Eradicate University’s Disinfection Method
- Not so fast—the PTAB must provide notice and opportunity for litigants to respond to sua sponte decisions
- Promises Made, Promises Not Kept: Even an Implied License Requires Compliance With Its Terms
- Patterns of Vexatious Litigation Are a Relevant Consideration in Awarding Attorney's Fees in Patent Infringement Cases
- Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice Does Not Preclude Attorney’s Fees
Data Privacy Blog
Karl Kowallis, Treating Fair Use as an Easement on Intellectual Property, 2018 BYU L. Rev. 1073 (2019). Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.byu.edu/lawreview/vol2018/iss5/6
Sugawara, A., Isogami, H., Kowallis, K. W., & Iwasa, Y. (2001). Transient electrical and thermal responses of a 2-section BSCCO-2223 coil under overcurrent pulses. IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, 11(1), 1848-1851.