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Karen Ballack Named a Top IP Lawyer for 2024 by Daily Journal

The Daily Journal has named Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack among the “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” in California for 2024.

The publication recognized Karen for her work advising on the technology and IP aspects of significant transactions in various industries, including software and computer, mobile device, semiconductor, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices.

In the article, Karen discusses her pivot from a general corporate practice to IP transactions, recent transaction highlights, and current trends in the IP transactional area involving artificial intelligence, such as AI-related reps, disclosures and indemnification in deal agreements and restrictions on the use of AI in research and development of products and services.  

“AI technology is swiftly advancing and, as was the case when the Internet first burst on the scene, the laws (including IP laws) aren't able to keep pace with this breakthrough technology, so practitioners and courts are currently grappling with the intersection of AI and existing IP laws,” she told the publication. “Definitely interesting times ahead in this area.”

Karen also received this honor in 2022.