• George Washington University (JD, with honors, 1998)
  • Harvey Mudd College (BS, Engineering, 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • German

Carl’s practice focuses on strategic intellectual property counseling, including advice on patent infringement and validity, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, open source software issues, US and international trademark counseling and prosecution, branding strategies, trademark and copyright infringement, domain name disputes, and licensing.

Carl has drafted and prosecuted patents on behalf of entities ranging from individual inventors to large multinationals in diverse technical areas, including high technology/software, medical devices, and energy technology.

Carl additionally has extensive experience performing intellectual property audits and due diligence for companies and investors in connection with various commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture financings, and underwritten public offerings.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Carl worked for a national intellectual property law firm, a European intellectual property law firm, and a Los Angeles area high-technology incubator as its general counsel.

While in law school, he served as a legal extern for the Honorable Randall R. Rader, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as for Ranking Member Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. in connection with the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Representative Matters

  • Medical Devices: medication delivery devices, wireless health care, bedside patient monitors, incubators, infusion pumps, physiological sensors including cardiac monitors and blood pressure devices, ophthalmic technologies, bone fixation plates and systems.
  • Software and High Technology: database technologies, cybersecurity, enterprise software, cloud computing, big data, e-commerce and retail optimization, mobile phone software and hardware, semiconductors, telecommunications, nanotechnology, optical devices, computer and microchip architecture, signal and image processing.
  • Energy Technology: process and atmospheric sensors, solar technologies, industrial processing technologies, water and wind turbines, fuel cells, water purification, energy efficiency technologies.
  • Miscellaneous: mine safety technologies, firefighter safety technologies, aerospace, automotive/transportation, food processing.

Recognitions & Awards

  • San Diego Business Journal: "Best of the Bar" (2015)
  • Daily Journal: Named Among Top 25 Portfolio Managers/Patent Prosecutors in California (2014 – 2015)
  • San Diego Daily Transcript: Top Attorneys (2006 – 2008, 2011 –  2015)
  • San Diego Metropolitan: 40 Under 40 (2009)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property (2015)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board member, CONNECT (2009 – 2014)
  • Board member, CleanTECH San Diego (2008 – 2012)
  • Board member, San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum (2007 – 2011)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Software and Business Methods Committee