practices in the area of intellectual property law, including trademark, patent and copyright procurement, enforcement and licensing, as well as IP litigation . Ms. Kline has counseled clients in all aspects of their domestic and international trademark portfolios and has extensive experience with trademark and copyright enforcement, including enforcement over the internet. Ms. Kline has also authored and prosecuted patent applications in diverse technical areas, including medical equipment, communications, semiconductor devices, tool accessories, and food products. Ms. Kline has also litigated issues of trademark, copyright and patent infringement and unfair competition in federal district courts, before the U.S. International Trade Commission and/or before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Ms. Kline also assists clients in technology-related transactional matters, including structuring, negotiating, drafting, implementing and providing legal advice regarding technology and brand licensing, development, consulting and service agreements. In this respect, Ms. Kline has been involved in drafting and negotiating agreements directed to a range of intellectual property issues, including software licenses, patent and related know-how licenses, joint development, trademark licenses and publicity rights.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Kline worked for the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, where she coordinated with Institute program staff, principal investigators, and various research institutions to evaluate, award, and monitor research grant applications.
Ms. Kline is a 2008 graduate, with honors, of George Washington University Law School, where she was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and a managing editor of The George Washington International Law Review. Ms. Kline is also a graduate of George Washington University (M.B.A., 2004) and the University of Miami (B.S., Biology, 2000).
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2018-present
- Special Counsel, 2017
- Associate, 2010-2016
•Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
- Associate, 2009-2010
•Akerman Senterfitt PA
- Associate, 2008-2009
- Summer Associate, 2007
•U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- Judicial Intern to District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn, 2006
- Judicial Intern to Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez
•National Cancer Institute
- Grants Management Specialist, 2000-2005
Honors and Awards
•The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, 2019
•Listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2018
•Member, 2014 Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards: Top Patent Litigation Practice in the Southern United States
•Named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List, 2013
•Named to Florida Trend's Legal Elite Up & Comer List, 2012-2014
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Data Privacy and Security: How to Protect Your Business and Workplace, Session Three in the Doing Business in South Florida Roundtable Series, Duane Morris LLP, Boca Raton, Florida, June 12, 2019
•Presenter, “Are You Up-to-Date on Key Provisions and Confidential Information Protections in Term Sheets, MOUs and Letter Agreements?” Duane Morris Commercial Contracts Checkup Series, Webinar, June 21, 2018
•Presenter, Creative Laws: Legal Considerations for Artists, Galleries & Art Owners, March 28, 2017
•Panelist, Legal Symposium for Start Ups & Entrepreneurs, The LAB Miami and Asian and Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, June 16, 2015
•Panelist, Social Media and Privacy: The Struggle for Balance for Clients and Lawyers, National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association Southeast Regional Conference, June 12, 2015
•Moderator, Cyberspace, Snags & Strategies: Trademark Enforcement on the Internet, International Trademark Association Table Topic, May 6, 2013
•Presenter, Intellectual Property Rights: Public Participation in the Development of IP, International Visitor Leadership Program Site Visit, Miami Council for International Visitors, February 14, 2013
•Quoted, 8 Ways to Avoid Legal Problems, Florida Realtors, October 16, 2017