I specialize in intellectual property law, primarily including patent and trademark application filings, prosecution and related client counseling.
My objective is to provide personalized attention to your individual needs, with a no nonsense approach. I am always available via phone.
With over 30 years of experience in patent law, I have prepared and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign patent applications. I have represented a variety of clients, from individuals and start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. The patent applications come from diverse fields such as aerospace, medical devices, cryosurgical systems, orthotic systems, exercise systems, agricultural systems, electrostimulation systems, arthroscopic surgical devices and consumer products. You can find the digital magazines below, which provide examples of some of the patents I have procured. Many of the patents have also been filed worldwide.
Along with the U.S. and global patent prosecution, I have obtained the correlative U.S. and foreign trademarks to complement the business units of my clients. A listing of many of the other patents and trademarks that I have prepared are available upon request.
After graduating UCLA in 1979 with a B.S. in Engineering, I went on to earn my law degree in 1984 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, I became an in-house intellectual property attorney for Rockwell International Corp., and remained as an intellectual property counsel for the Boeing Co. (Space and Communications) after its purchase of Rockwell, until entering private practice in 2001.
1. Orange County Intellectual Property Association
2. Orange County Bar Association
3. International Trademark Association
1. California State Bar 1984
2. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
3. United States District Court – Central District of California
Filipa joined the Law Office of Lawrence N. Ginsberg as a paralegal specialist in 2017.
She has extensive experience assisting with the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and ensures that issued patents and registered trademarks are properly maintained. She helps with the completion of formal documents, while working with clients and attorneys to simplify the process.
She corresponds with foreign associates regarding patent and trademark foreign application filings and formalities, and monitors and coordinates the payment of foreign patent annuities with clients, annuity services and foreign associates. Filipa also oversees the docketing of all deadlines for both patents and trademarks, including incoming and outgoing correspondence with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with foreign associates. She monitors the status of all pending and issued patents and pending and registered trademarks.
She is currently attending California State University, Long Beach with a major in a Sports Psychology.
Filipa is fluent in Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, English and French.
Filipa is an active athlete. Prior to her engagement with law, she has achieved four Croatian National Championships in Taekwondo, and became a second degree black belt holder. Recently, she has shifted her attention into expanding her martial arts knowledge by training Muay Thai and Jiu-jitsu. When she is not at the gym training, she spends her time being outdoors.
Karima Gulick is an intellectual property lawyer and registered patent attorney.
Prior to her legal career, Karima spent eight years as an engineer in diverse areas of practice dealing with hardware, software design, and integration.
She started her career with the airlines as a reliability engineer troubleshooting and repairing various aircraft components. She then worked as a propulsion engineer working on various aircraft engines. Moving from the maintenance side of aerospace to the manufacturing side, Karima designed Pilot Controls and Actuation systems for commercial airplanes. She later led teams of engineers in designing and integrating in-flight entertainment software and hardware for cabin systems.
Karima is fluent in five languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian and English.
Karima is still active in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Alumni School Committee, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and Women in Aviation. In addition, she volunteers at the Public Law Center.