Kara Dally is an associate in the firm's IP Procurement and Portfolio Management practice. Kara primarily focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office, along with the prosecution of foreign patent applications. She participates in all aspects of the patent procurement process, including obtaining and reviewing invention disclosures, performing patentability searches, drafting applications, preparing filings including responses to office actions, and interviewing Examiners.
Kara has experience involving a wide array of technologies, including medical instruments, software applications, semiconductors, optics, integrated circuits, robotics, nuclear systems, and many others.
During law school, Ms. Dally served as a patent technical specialist since 2020 and as a summer associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office in 2020 and 2021. Through this role, Ms. Dally reviewed office actions from the USPTO, prepared responses to office actions, and prepared patent applications.
Prior to law school, Ms. Dally received a degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on computer hardware and embedded system design.