Canady, Ph.D., Karen S.

Canady + Lortz LLP | Founding Partner

Dr. Karen Canady is managing partner of the Los Angeles office of canady + lortz LLP, where she specializes in patent prosecution and client counseling, primarily serving universities and start-ups in the biotechnology industry.  Her technical emphasis is in diagnostics and therapeutics, including vaccines, stem cells, biomarkers, personalized medicine, gene therapy, and recombinant molecules.

Dr. Canady earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience and her law degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. After law school, she trained for one year with a European patent firm in Munich, which helps her guide her clients in developing worldwide patent portfolios. 

Dr. Canady currently serves on the AIPLA Committee on the Profession, AIPLA Fellows, and is a Trustee of the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law. She has served on the Amicus Committee and the Board of Directors of AIPLA, is former chair of the AIPLA Biotechnology and Women in IP Law Committees, and has served on the California State Bar IP Section Executive Committee, and the Board of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association. She has been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers each year since 2014.


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