Skip to Main Content.


Karlyn represents domestic and international clients in a wide array of intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution, counseling and enforcement. Karlyn’s patent practice involves patent prosecution for small molecule, pharmaceutical, and polymer chemistry; freedom to practice, validity and patentability opinions; licensing agreements; due diligence review of intellectual property assets and patent portfolio management.

Her trademark practice involves registrations and prosecutions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, foreign trademark applications and assignments, branding and advertising review, consent and license agreements.

Other Info About Karlyn


Law School

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2000


Ohio State University, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1990, in Physical Organic Chemistry

University of Cincinnati, Ph.D., 1989, in Organic Chemistry

Undergraduate School

University of Cincinnati, B.S., 1984, with honors in Chemistry

Bar Memberships

Karlyn is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2000


Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2005-2024

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® and Cincinnati Magazine “Rising Star,” Intellectual Property Law, 2006

The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law, 2012-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015, 2020, 2023


Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association

American Bar Association

United States Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

American Chemical Society, Member

Cincy IP, Member

Cincinnati Bar Association, Member

Firm Committees

Karlyn serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Recruiting Committee, former Member

Related Insights