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Kristin lives in Pasadena with her husband and son, Andrew.  Kristin enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, skiing, and is working on a black belt in Tang Soo Do.  She is an active volunteer in the community, helping to promote women entrepreneurs, advance the careers of women, girls, and underserved youth in science, and volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America as a Den Leader.


Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 50%
  2. Intellectual Property: 35%
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
  4. Copyright Application: 5%



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  • Panda Lynn Kroll

    Kristin is personable and knows more than most about cutting-edge issues on the forefront of the law - intellectual property, social media, and patents.


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  • Laura Michelle Lloyd

    Kristin has a great deal of expertise in both chemical patent procurement and FDA approval. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Karish & Bjorgum

238 E. Union Street, Unit A
Pasadena, CA, 91101


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2011
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2010
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Public Counsel, Adoption Project, Voluneer of the YearPublic Counsel2008
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2007
Souhern California SuperLawyers Rising StarSuperLawyers2005
Patrica Roberts rris Doctoral Fellowship AwardUniversity of California, San Diego1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKarish & Bjorgum PC2013 - Present
MemberSheldon Mak & Anderson PC2001 - Present
Instructor, Biotech Law & RegulationCalifornia State University, Channel Islands2010 - 2011
Judicial ExternUS District Court for The Central District of California2000 - 2000
Law Clerk/Technical AdvisorLyon & Lyon LLP1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Chemical SocietyMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Ventura County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Composite Polymer Microfludic Control DeviceN/A
Corrosion Resistant Conversion CoatingsN/A
High SRI Cementitious SystemsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Inorganica Chimica ActaIridium(III) -vinylidene Chemistry: Conversion of an Iridacyclopentadiene-chlorido Complex and Terminal Alkynes to Iridacyclopentadiene-vinyl Complexes2008
Pharmaceutical Law InsightUnderstanding, Drafting, and Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements2007
OrganometallicsSynthesis and Solid State Characterization of a Meridional Triphos Iridium Metallacycle-Carbene Complex . . .2001
Journal of the American Chemical Society[2+2+2+1] Alkyne Cyclotrimerizations: A Metallacyclopentadiene Route to Fulvenes1997
PolyhedronNew Transition Metal Binding Modes for Creatinine: . . .1997
Journal of the American Chemical SocietyFormal Vinylidene Ligand Insertion into a Metal Halide Bond1995
Journal of the American Chemical SocietyA New Metal-Mediated Cyclization: Conversion of a Metallacyclobutene and Alkyne Substrates to Cyclopentadiene Products1995
Journal of the American Chemical Socienty, Chemical CommunicationsProp-2-ynyl Alcohol as a Precursor to the Ethenyl Ligand1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - San DiegoOrganic ChemistryPhD - Doctorate1997
Utah State UniversityChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Los Angeles County Technology WeekTech Transfer And Licensing2011
Los Angeles County Tech WeekStart-Up Legal Challenges And Mine Fields2011
Ventura County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionHot Topics and Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law2009
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Buenaventura ChapterPatents: What’s Hot in the Biomedical Patent Area2008