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Carol Elissa Thorstad Forsyth

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Patent Infringement, Intellectual Property, Trademark Application, Copyright Application

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About Me

Carol provides guidance to clients regarding protection of their intellectual property (e.g., inventions, trademarks, works of authorship and trade secrets). In this regard, she provides legal representation to major defense contractors and leaders in the global communications market, document management market, consumer goods market, and network/software solutions market.

Carol is a Patent Attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  As such, she regularly handles patent application preparation and prosecution matters related to software, electronic and mechanical innovative ideas or inventions. She also handles patent search studies, infringement studies, patentability or (in)validity studies and freedom-to-operate studies.

Her areas of patent experience include, but are not limited to: digital and analog electronic circuits; computer software and hardware; data security software; cryptography; terrestrial-based and space-based communications systems; wireless telecommunications; radio frequency devices; consumer electronics devices and components; business and Internet methods; home automation systems; satellite imagery; integrated circuits; micro-electromechanical systems; black boxes; document handling systems; Electronic Article Surveillance ("EAS") systems; biometric systems; medical devices; robotic control systems; and mechanical devices (e.g., deployable antennas, electrical connectors, mechanical features of handheld radios, robotic systems, robotic grippers, and cooking apparatus).

She also has experience handling trademark registration matters and copyright registration matters. Additionally, she has experience reviewing, revising and/or drafting various types of agreements (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, assignment agreements and consulting agreements).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Patent Application: 90%
    10 years, 200 cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 7%
    10 years
  3. Copyright Application: 1%
    10 years
  4. Trademark Application: 1%
    10 years
  5. Intellectual Property: 1%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Fox Rothschild LLP

222 Lakeview Ave Ste 700
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-6148

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200505/07/2015
MAActive200404/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence for the Future Award in The Law & Ethics of LawyeringCALIN/A
Excellence for the Future Award in UCC Negotiable InstrumentsCALIN/A
Golden Key National Honor SocietyGolden Key National Honor SocietyN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFox Rothschild, LLP Attorneys At Law2013 - Present
AttorneyFox Rothschild, LLP Attorneys At Law2010 - 2013
AttorneyDarby & Darby2007 - 2010
AttorneySacco & Associates2005 - 2007
Test EngineerVicor Corporation2000 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Intetelectual Property Law Association, Women In IP Law SubcomitteeCo-Chair 2014 AIPLA Women In IP Law Networking Event2013 - Present
Florida Atlantic UniversityEntrepreneur Attorney In Residence Mentor2012 - Present
Florida Atlantic UniversityBusiness Plan Competition, Sponsor2012 - 2013
Crossroads Program at Palm Beach State CollegeAdvisory Board Member2012 - 2012
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationIntellectual Property CLE Committee2011 - 2011
American Intellectual Propery Law Association ("AIPLA")Member2007 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Daily Business ReviewInventors Should File Patent Applications As Soon As Possible2012
Daily Business ReviewIP: False-Marking Changes Likely To Benefit Patent Owners2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Boston UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Atlantic UniversityEntrepreneur Learning Session2014
Association of Corporate Counsel - CLECorporate Innovations and Trends in Intellectual Property Protection2014
Firm Wide CLE CourseAmerica Invents Act - Post Grant Proceedings (Speaker)2013
FAU MBA Course: Venture CreationIntellectual Property Overview (Guest Speaker)2013
AIPLA Corporate Practice Group Meeting2013 Changes to Design Patent Law and the U.S. Patent System2013
2013 AIPLA North American Women In Intellectual Property Law Networking EventThe Many Paths One Can Take In The Field Of IP Law2013
WebinarUnderstanding The America Invents Act (Speaker)2012
Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida ChapterThe Real In-House Counsel of South Florida (Speaker)2012
Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida ChapterCurrent Trends And Developments In Intellectual Property (Speaker)2012