Pamela Banner Krupka

t.  310.889.1990

f.  310.889.1995

With over 30 years of engineering and legal experience, Pam offers practical guidance to clients making decisions regarding their intellectual property. Her prior engineering work at Texas Instruments, Inc. gives her insight to real world factors affecting business decisions involving intellectual property. This real world experience, combined with her litigation, appellate and counseling background, enables her to provide cost effective, practical IP advice.

Pam managed the preparation and prosecution of global patent portfolios for Fortune 100 innovating companies, allowing her to provide guidance on what to protect and how to protect it, focusing on the broadest possible coverage in light of developing law. In her practice, she often acts as in-house intellectual property counsel, providing oversight, guidance and an independent perspective.

Pam also renders patent opinions, including infringement and validity studies, and serves as a witness when her opinion is relied on during litigation. She also provides clearance and right to use studies, and renders product design advice to avoid infringement. She has worked in most aspects of electronics, mechanical devices, software, bioinformatics and medical devices.

Pam actively participates in the development of the law through professional activities. She served as the Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, the largest and oldest professional organization of IP lawyers. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. These and other activities and experiences buttress Pam’s practical perspectives with a solid understanding of the ever-developing patent laws.

Pam received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and her J.D. from George Washington University. She is a registered patent attorney, and is admitted to practice in California, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Texas. Pam is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and many district courts.